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A Simple Green Hour: Choosing Puddles Over Playgrounds

A Simple Green Hour:  Choosing Puddles Over Playgrounds

When we first moved here a year and a half ago, Cragbaby and I were excited to discover that there were 3 different parks within just a few miles of our house – the perfect distance for sandwiching a toddler green hour in between a grown-up workout.  Olde Providence Park is a family favorite, and it’s been the scene of numerous green hours, two of which are documented here and here.  Over the summer the playground was torn down, and was just recently replaced with all sorts of colorful apparatus to climb on, jump from, and scramble under.  Last Wednesday…Read the rest of this entry →

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Olde Providence Park: Urban Climbing is Just a Bike Ride Away

Olde Providence Park: Urban Climbing is Just a Bike Ride Away

I mentioned Olde Providence Park in a Green Hour post a few weeks ago, but since its turned out to be such a family favorite, I thought it deserved another shout out.  We were blessed to have a few mornings last week that were absolutely delightful – 70 degree, low humidity reminders that Fall is on the way, if we can just hold out for a few more weeks!  One one such morning Cragbaby and I decided to hop on the bike and head to the park for an early morning romp. Olde Providence Park is a little over 2…Read the rest of this entry →

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Green Hour Connection: A is for Airplane!

Green Hour Connection: A is for Airplane!

If Cragbaby had a vocabulary that included words other than “balloon,” “light,” and “cup,” he’d probably tell you that he wants to be a pilot when he grows up.  I’d be fine with that I guess – but only if he promises to fly his Mommy and Daddy around for free…oh and to let us have an extra carry-on bag for our climbing gear…In all seriousness, however, C LOVES airplanes!  No matter what we’re doing outside, all activities halt when one flies overhead so that C can smile and point at the plane, and since we aren’t that far from a…Read the rest of this entry →

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