Makin’ a Splash!

Water bucket fun at the Splash Pad
(Great idea, K!)

Little Water-Buds

The funky climber that the kids loved.
(Yes, K is just like me, she likes to match her boys too!)

This smile is the essence of summer as a kid!

Sunscreen, suits, towels, buckets…no shoes required! These are the days in which my children’s giggles repeat in my head like a sweet lullaby that rocks me to sleep at night. With the best of company, any climber can be conquered, laughter can be extended and a bucket or two…reclaimed from “strangers.”

Yes, buckets! My friend K turned me on to one of the coolest things to bring to a splash pad- BUCKETS OF FUN! Ha. Be sure to label yours, as they do become popular. (There were some daycare kiddos that lacked some manners or guidance.) There are 3 free splash pads made available through the park and recreational department of St. Cloud, Minnesota. We visited “Lake George.” Nestled in a residential area, this splash pad is adjacent the park and rec. building, positioned in front of 4 playground structures (something sure for everyone!). There is amble parking and mature trees to provide shade picnics- minus the UV. This playground is complete with bathroom facilitates, that are quite modern and fairly clean (a big plus for us Mom’s!). If you don’t pack a lunch, there are a plethora of places to dine or carry-out in the St. Cloud area. Only a short 35-minute, traffic free ride on 94, it’s a great daytime adventure that is stress free.