Another delightfully non-sweltering day in Richmond! We took advantage of the nice weather and headed to a park we hadn’t visited in quite awhile, Huguenot Park. It’s about 20 minutes away from our house and unique in that it was designed with many features that make it handicapped-friendly.
First we play “Charmin and Charlotte are Flowers”.
Then it’s Teeny’s turn to be a flower with Charmin.
Then he got a ride with Charlotte on one of these very cool reclined seat swings (great for kids without the core strength to sit upright on their own).
And Charmin always rides with Teeny on the swings too.
Remember how Charmin wants to be an astronaut? He insisted we do this photo.
After we had played for awhile we took a break in the shade of this lovely gazebo for lunch. By then, our neighbors and friends (who have just returned from Indonesia and will soon be sharing photos of our other traveling teddy, Pandy) joined us. Charmin was sitting on a plate, but it was just so he didn’t get food on him. Don’t worry, nobody took a bite of bear.
Charmin watches the girls play in the sandbox after lunch. He preferred to be a spectator so as not to get his fur sandy.
Teeny and Charmin at the top of the slide! As you might be able to see from this photo, most of the playground is designed with ramps so that children in wheelchairs can get up and down. It’s also nice for the little ones like Teeny and Charmin for whom ladders can be a bit tricky.
Down the twisty slide! Charmin was scared at first, but then after he went down once he realized it was fun and he loved it.
Guess who showed up just as we were getting ready to leave? The ice cream truck! It was warm enough that the popsicles made a refreshing treat. Here Charmin is desperately trying to reach for Teeny’s cotton candy flavored pop. She did let him have one lick.
Hard to believe that summer is already halfway over for us! We still have plenty of things on our “summer bucket list” though, so stay tuned!