To have a little fun writing my blog on my new laptop for the first time, I took a few photos of our short outing today to share with everyone. There aren’t a lot of photos, as we weren’t out very long, but I get to test out how much easier it is to write a blog post on a laptop instead of an iPad. Tate is celebrating too because he gets to play with the iPad whilst i write the blog post. Something he doesn’t normally get to do!
Today whilst showing Tate which was Mummy’s and which was Daddy’s computer (they look very similar), he asked with a disappointed voice where his was. So he has been officially given the green light to call the iPad his computer.
Anyway, today we headed to Park Slope and then to Prospect Park for a walk around. We have been to Prospect Park in summer, as I’ve shown in previous posts. However, we hadn’t seen it in winter.
Today there was still snow covering the ground in most of the park. The last time it snowed was on Tuesday last week, and although you could clearly tell the snow has been melting, you can tell it is far from disappearing. Unfortunately the snow isn’t really snowman making material at the moment.
Whilst walking around the park we noticed signs saying that the grass needs time to recover, so from December to April people are not allowed to play ball games on the grass. You couldn’t actually tell whether there was grass under the snow, but I’d assume there is. So should people have been refraining from ball games?
Even though the snow wasn’t snowman worthy, Tate’s face lit up when I made a snowball and threw it on the ground so it could smash. He loved it even more when he was given a snowball to smash himself!
Due to the warm day – 12C (53F) – there was a lot of melting snow. And therefore big puddles. It was quite amusing to watch Richard trying to maneuver the pram through the snow so that he didn’t have to walk through a puddle that took up the whole path! I’m glad Tate had chosen to be cozy in the pram, otherwise we would have had one soaking little boy (or at least his pants and shoes).
At the moment we have noticed that playgrounds tend to be snowed in, especially Tate’s favorite. The poor little man asked to go to Billy Johnson Playground in Central Park last weekend. It is his favorite playground as it has the big slide. When we went there you couldn’t even get in the gate. The path leading up had snow about knee deep!! And from what we could see the slide was full of snow anyway, not that we could get in! We went past yesterday and the snow wasn’t quite as deep but was still blocking the entrance.
Given all that, I wasn’t holding out much hope that it would be any better at Prospect Park. We were pleasantly surprised to see that not only could we get in, but we could actually use the equipment. Lucky for Tate!