Sunday, August 11, 2013

Belleview Park (Updated Summer Bucket List)

Belleview Park (north side of Belleview, east of Santa Fe) is almost always packed full of families! Kids play in the creek that winds through the park, and there is a playground, a train, and a petting zoo. We go here to ride the train semi-regularly. Oliver currently loves trains. I guess we'll have to go to the railroad museum sometime soon, huh?

Jo was thrilled to play in the creek! Truly, to Jo, there is nothing better than standing in water, throwing rocks. She spent over an hour in the creek.

Oliver wasn't interested in the creek this time. He told us he was too big for the creek and just wanted to ride the train.

Oliver was so excited to ride the train! Tickets now cost $1.75 each, but Jo rides free (because she's under 2 years).

We made it back to the petting zoo for the first time this year! It also costs $1.75/person. It was kind of a dud, to be honest. Jo was afraid to pet any of the animals. Oliver checked them out for about 5-10 minutes and then wanted to go. Oh, well!

Summer Bucket List 2013:

Watch a fireworks display on the Fourth of July.
Bake a berry stars & stripes cake with Oliver.
Run through the sprinklers.
Go to a splash park.
* Play in the "creek" at the Children's Mordecai Gardens at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
* Watch our first parade.
Ride the outdoor train at Belleview Park.
* Visit a petting zoo.
* Take the kids for a swim.
* Have a real outdoor picnic on the grass with a picnic basket.
* Watch a sunrise.
* Go for a hike in the mountains.
Go on a road trip.
Go out for an ice cream cone, and eat it outside!
Make our own ice cream, and let Oliver choose the flavor.
* Pick and eat vegetables out of the garden we're growing at Grandma Judy's house.
* Eat cherry tomatoes right off the vine at Aunt Bonnie & Uncle George's house.
* Throw water balloons.
Go tent camping overnight.
* Look at stars in the sky.
* Visit Andrew at work for lunch.
* Take the train downtown to visit Grandpa Larry for lunch.
* Go to the Fireman's Museum.
* Use sidewalk chalk.
Blow bubbles.
Take Father's Day photos with the letters that spell out "DAD" again.

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