Exploring the Woods

We met up with Benji’s “friend” Will at St. Edward’s State Park today. This is one of my favorite parks, but we almost always stay right at the play area — which is super cool, possibly one of the coolest I’ve ever seen, but still not that much fun for mommies. But this time, after hanging out in the almost-empty-of-sand sand area, I managed to coerce Benji and Will into the woods to explore.

See? Hardly any sand.

They pretended to be construction trucks, and had a delightful time for a good 15 minutes. When you’re in preschool, that’s a long time. When Will discovered a hole in a tree that he could stick his stick into, he and Benji entertained themselves for a good while looking for other holes and sticking sticks into them.
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Day’s Verse:
For when you did awesome things that we did not expect,
you came down, and the mountains trembled before you.

Isaiah 64:3

Not a radio station, but a nonprofit group!

I think I’ve mentioned my interested in turning a vacant lot in my neighborhood into a park, preferably a dog park, as the Community Action Project I have to do for AmeriCorps.

On Saturday I talked with my friend Karissa, who’s a civil engineer and knows a thing or two about getting projects put together and implemented, about my park idea. She said that I should expect it to take a year or two, depending on whether the permitting had been started, to turn it into a park. Well! I have 10 months as an AmeriCorps intern, so my CAP wouldn’t get finished in that time if I took the project on, but I didn’t feel overly deterred. After all, it’s a very worthwhile project and I like the idea of having a mini-Marymoor closer than Redmond. Continue Reading >>