This time of year has always been my favorite. Cooler days that don’t make you want to jump in the closest funky puddle of water to cool off make playing outside way more fun!
A few places that we have visited lately are our local parks, Green Field Village and the St Pats Fair.
Here are some pictures from Clara Miller Park in Commerce Twp. I’m not sure if anyone has visited this park in a while. It’s older and not as shiny as some of the newer parks but it has a little more to offer.
Lucy has been really into “tennis”. I put the quotations marks on there because her idea of tennis is just whacking balls around and when she can’t hit it, she just kicks it. So it’s “tennis”. Clara miller has a large basketball court area that is perfect for Lucy’s “tennis” as it is a large paved area. The true beauty of Clara Miller is that mid week during the day, you basically have the place to yourself. While I like the kids to have other kids to play with, it’s easier when I don’t have to worry about Hudson getting plowed down by a 7 year old who is playing on the toddler structure. Seriously parents, respect the TODDLER structure. They put those large magnificent play structures next to them for a reason. For your LARGE kids to play on those and NOT the TODDLER structure! *end rant* Anyway…. After school hours and on weekends it’s full of baseball practices but it should still be a fun place.
Now, if you are looking for a shiny new play area, Greenfield Village is the place to be! There is an entry fee but there are so many great things to see and do there that it is worth it for a fun day out with the kids.
We visited GFV last week on a nice cool, cloudy day. It was perfect. The place was ours! It was so nice to not have to worry about crowds with the stroller. I could let Hudson walk around and we were able to take our time in some of the historical homes and buildings that caught Lucy’s attention. They also had the brand new park to themselves. We were literally the only people in there for most of our time there. Aunt KK came over to play with us too so it was extra fun!
Just a side note for those thinking to go up there mid week. The snack stands are all closed so pack some snacks to munch and throw some waters in a cooler bag too. We ended up having to get some fudge to hold us over until we left. Now, it was chocolate salted carmel fudge which was probably the best fudge I have ever had…. but still it was not a good snack and we were starving! oh well! Still a very fun day!
We also attended the St Pats Fair. It’s a smaller fair and we probably would have skipped it if wasn’t basically across the street from us, but we had a nice time. Great corn dogs! It’s not something that you can go to after reading this so I’m just going to show you a cute picture and call it a day on this activity!
Our busy life continues but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Check these places out. They are all super fun!