I'm not much of a playground gal. I prefer wide open fields and new places to explore, and will pick this over monkey bars and plastic slides any day. dont worry, my girls arent playground-deprived, but lets just say that their dad is usually the one taking them there. someone gave me a tip on an old seminary not to far from my home, so little C and I checked it out over the weekend. it was just my cup of tea...cool buildings, lots of room to roam, things to find, and stuff to learn. she's my sidekick with these types of outings, and rarely says no if I ask her if she wants to go exploring. I cant wait to see some green on these trees, though. the brown is starting to get depressing. little C was interested in the 'snakes' on the ground, which were those pod-like things that fall from certain kinds of trees. I have no idea which trees are which, so I really have no idea what kind of trees they came from... but I did know that if you opened them up, there would be seeds in there. so we went on a hunt to find the ones that shook the best - therefore making it easier to open - and had a grand time finding the seeds (and being educated on the fact that eating them probably isnt a good idea) success! and, with each success, comes rock and roll... happy tuesday!!