{ Flat Rock Park }

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For Labor Day we decided to stay close to home and enjoy some of the fun things right in our own backyard. A day at Flat Rock Park seemed to fit the bill quite nicely. The kids were up for a nice picnic lunch, exploring all the climbing rocks, wading in the stream, and of course sliding down the slippery rocks.

Abby and Scott on steps blog

Erika at park blog

Clothes on rock

Erika and Abby blog

Girls walking in water blog

Scott walking in water 1 blog Scott walking in water 2 blog Scott walking in water 3 blog

Looking for fish blog

The day wouldn’t be complete without trying to catch a few fish. There were tons of little minnows swimming around and the kids  were all convinced that they could catch one with their bare hands. Erika and Abby kept calling them tadpoles, until we found some real tadpoles with these super fat bodies. yuck!Austin was finally the one to catch a fish, though we weren’t all convinced at first it wasn’t dead. “I just found it floating down the stream. “After some good water resuscitation he was able to bring the little guy back to “life”.

Scott seeing fish blog

The highlight of the day for the kids was sliding down the big rock formations at the front of the park. They somehow remember a time we came here before and slid on them and it was the “funest thing they had ever done”. I still am wracking my brain for when that even was? The only problem with such a fun activity is that since the water always runs down the same places, it is super slippery on them. So just walk up on the dry parts you say? Can we say hot!

Sliding on rocks blog

The older kids didn’t seem to mind as much, but Abby was screaming once she would get to the bottom. We found a little tamer spot higher up with just a little slide for her, Erika, and Scott. Erika Abby Scott sliding blog

Austin sliding blog

Aaron and Scott sliding blog   At the end of the day the kids even convinced daddy that a slide down would be fun. A fun Labor Day close to home was just what we needed to unwind a bit.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

We love Flat Rock Park!! Great pictures. We miss you guys!