After rest time, we set out to go to an art museum. However, on our walk to the museum we came across a couple of playgrounds. We decided to play instead of making it to the museum before closing time. I am glad that we didn't rush around, and we took this time to really play with Amelie and Liam. The first playground we stopped at, it was a traditional playground with slides and swings. There was also a large boat and Liam loves driving me around. While we were playing another couple came up with a boy the same age as Liam. We ended up talking with this couple for a while as they were from Eastern Europe and Germany, but have lived in Barcelona for 10 years. We exchanged contact information with plans of meeting up again. Bobby and I are amazed at the friendliness of the families that we have met on the playgrounds in our neighborhood. We do miss community and are ready to be in a place where we can invest in relationships again. I hope we are able to find other Gulf-Shorians to hang with!
|We ran out of diapers so we stopped by the store and pushed around a big bag of diapers for our stroll. |
Liam does not like riding in his stroller these days. Whenever we are in a safe place, he is out and walking.
|Being loved by your kids is so special. I am thankful that Amelie and Liam want to be near me. |
I am humbled by their love and their affection to me.
|There were a couple of bamboo tunnels to walk through. |
Amelie and Liam love being adventurers and going off the beaten trail.
We found a fountain designed by Gaudi, The Font d'Hércules (Hercules fountain). Amelie began splashing a bit which caused Liam to want to get retribution. He put his whole arm in the fountain to make a giant splash. His shirt was completely soaked.
|While calling for the ducks, he stopped to growl at a pigeon. Pigeon beware!|
The playground was designed for older kids, but we made it work. I was tired of walking and almost sat on a nearby park bench to watch them play. Instead, I jumped on this circular spin-around bench. Bobby hopped on too while Amelie and Liam had a blast spinning their parents around and around. They thought it was hilarious as both Bobby and I almost fell off multiple times. We then held Amelie and Liam on while we spun around which was also a bast. After having a good laugh, I was glad that I resisted the urge of being a spectator.