Saturday, June 02, 2007

Stardate 61418.88 - Saturday Fun in the Park

Saturday morning we played with Loren and ran some errands. We got out Loren's crayons and drawing paper, which she was too young for when we got them, and she had a great time drawing. She also loved putting the crayons in the cup, taking them out of the cup, putting them in the cup, etc., etc., etc.

We packed a picnic dinner and went over to Central Park to see the New York Classical Theater present Love's Labour's Lost. It was a long walk from our place in the mid-60s on the East Side to 103rd street and Central Park West. We stopped part way and had our picnic.

Then we went to a playground nearby to kill some time before the play.

We thought Loren would sit or play quietly in the grass at the back of the audience (she probably can't appreciate Shakespeare yet) so we'd at least get to see part of it, but she was getting a little tired and loud and then asked to be put back in the stroller. So we left pretty early into the play. (If you are unfamiliar with this organization's plays, they are outside in central park and the action and the audience move from scene to scene to different locations in the park.)

We then took a leisurely walk back home, stopping at Turtle Pond and Belvedere Castle for Loren to play on the rocks.

We didn't really intend for her to play on the rocks, but she decided that was what she was going to do. We then decided to be bad parents when we saw the Mr. Softee truck parked near Hunter College and we stopped for ice cream even though it was past her bedtime.

Covered in chocolate, it was straight into the bath and then bed for Loren once we got home!



JamesF said...

So the solitary house out in the country with 2 fireplaces that just happens to be beside a creek. Is that Loren's idea for an ideal house our your's?

CAPT_Sawyer said...

I checked MapQuest and it is a 3 mile drive between our place and where the play started. You do cut the angle a bit in the park, but the paths in the park are also a bit meandering, so you don't save a huge amount of distance.

BullBunky said...

"She also loved putting the crayons in the cup, taking them out of the cup, putting them in the cup, etc., etc., etc."

Doesn't that sound like our jobs some days?