We arrived at Weston Park around 11 and started exploring. There were two play structures, swings, and the wading pool. Also set up was a craft area, a Tim Horton's tent with coffee and timbits, and balloons decorated the wading pool. I let the kids do it all - play, do a craft, and get in the water.
|An older, wooden structure.|
|Little J had no trouble climbing to the top.|
|The metal slide was HOT!|
But that wasn't all. There was a free pizza lunch, bubbles, balloon animals, face painting, and a one-woman circus show! It was an incredible day.
The craft tent was staffed with city staff from Community Arts and Social Engagement. These two ladies helped so many kids make party hats. Little K wore hers all day. Little J didn't want to make one at first because he was so excited about the pool, but we went back and he made one too.
|The kids with their party hats.|
|Hardly any splashing in the super shallow end.|
|Caffeine and sugar.|
|Even a party hat couldn't help her swing.|
|Pizza in the shade.|
|Two hula hoops at a time.|
|Hula hooping with her foot while standing on her head.|
After the show we tackled two lines - the kids waited for balloon animals together while I waited for face painting. Little J asked for a bunny and Little K asked for an orange cat. Then Little J wanted Batman face paint and Little K chose an orange cat.
They were both SO happy... until Little J's balloon popped. He insisted we get him another so we waited in line again and he got a yellow cat. This was after almost 5 hours in the sun and we were all getting tired.. well, Little K lost it, but her brother saved the day by offering to trade balloons with her. Crisis averted. I quickly got us packed up and in the car.
|Face paint and balloon animals.|
http://ottawa.ca/en/news/citys-wading-pools-celebrate-summer-special-events. We had so much fun.. definitely go check it out if you can!