Hello future readers!
Well, now that the holiday season is over, things are calming down and life is getting back to normal. The holidays were fun, but it was so busy. Yesterday after I finished my lunch, Shante' called me and asked me if I wanted to go to the park! Outta site! My mom said it was OK, so I grabbed my jump rope and walked over to Shante's house so I could walk to the park with her and her mom.
Springfield Park is different than the playground at school. It's mostly grass, there's no equipment, but there are lotsa benches to sit on, There's a creek where kids sometimes sail their toy boats. You can always see kites flying overhead, and ice-cream push carts are all over the place. We decided to play near the path. Shante's mom found a seat on a nearby bench to do some crocheting, and Shante' got out her ball. We were having fun just kicking it back and forth.
Then I got out my jump rope. At first we were taking turns, but then we were jumping together. It was fun but it wasn't easy, since my rope is kinda small.
All that jumping made us hungry, so Mrs. Crawford gave us each a quarter for the ice-cream cart. Far out! I got a frozen chocolate banana with nuts, and Shante' got a Bomb Pop.
While we were enjoying our snack, Danny and Jason came running up, shooting their squirt guns at each other.
We figured we better let them know we were there before we got soaked in the crossfire.
Then Jason said , "Hey Julie...stick'em up!" I warned him that he better not squirt me with that thing. But then he said, "I'm gonna get you, Julie!" Yikes! I screamed and started running and of course, he started chasing me!
Danny squirted Shante' in the face! She screamed and ran, so he chased her, too!
They kept chasing us until Shante' ran behind the bench where her mom was sitting. Danny wasn't about to squirt Mrs. Crawford! Seeing that Shante' was safe, I ran back there, too. Mrs. Crawford told the boys that they had their fun, but it was time for them to go play someplace else. Ha ha, crazy boys! Later for you turkeys!
After that, Shante's took out her frisbee, and we tossed it back and forth for a while.
Mrs. Crawford walked over to us, and said it was time to go home. Aw man! We were having such a groovy time, too. Oh well...there will be other days. I'm glad Shante' invited me to come along. I had a really nice time, even with those goofy boys chasing us! It was almost dinner time, and I knew my mom would have something good cooking at home.
Until next time, future readers,