Monday, May 24, 2010

The Castle Park

My sister, Ruthykins came for a visit this past weekend, along with her 2 kids, Andy & Emmy. Emmy, like many almost-4-year-olds, LOVES princesses! Actually, she loves magical characters in general.

When they showed up at my house, she was dressed in a blue dress with white apron, white stockings and black shoes. I said, "You look just like Alice in Wonderland!" She said, I AM Alice!" Excuse me -- I stand corrected.

"I told her that on Saturday if it didn't rain we could go for a picnic at "the castle park". Well, this little girl has superb listening skills and like an elephant, she never forgets. I think she asked me a dozen times if we were really going to go to the castle park.

Saturday came and the winds picked up, and the sun only poked out a few minutes at a time just a few times. However, we decided to brave the cold and wind and get to the Castle Park before the rains came. We took fixings for a picnic, and off we went to slay dragons, find magical watch towers and eat our ham and turkey sandwiches.

(For those that live nearby and aren't aware, Castle Heights Playground is on Nicholls Road in Fruit Heights, just off of US-89 between Nicholls Field and the Davis Co. Golf Course.)

Anyway, as soon as we turned down the street and the castle park was visible there was major excitement! I couldn't park fast enough. Yes, it was windy. Yes, it was a bit chilly. And yes, we ate, we played, then we packed it up and went back home. We stayed for only about an hour, but it was long enough for this teeny, tiny three-year-old to get her princess on.

For your viewing pleasure, here are a few pics of Emmy, Andy, my other niece Chloe and PrettyPrettyPrincess at the Castle Park. Enjoy!








7 comments:

Holli and Billy said...

We just went to the Castle Park for the first time a couple weeks ago. Hailey LOVED it!!! She keeps asking to go back!

Susie said...

How fun is that!!

Megan said...

i never knew that place existed. The next time we're in davis county we'll have to take the Mags to see it! How fun.

Puphigirl said...

Oh, cute.

I should tell them about Storybook Island in Rapid City, SD. We took the kids there. I should go again because the last time we went, Zach & Zane were little and Kellen was just a kid.

RhondaLue said...

how FUN! Sounds like a place Ashleigh would love too! great pics. You're such a fun aunt!

dorneys said...

what a cute park! Never heard of it......

greenolive said...

I think my boys would like that park too. We have a fort park close to us that they love.