I've been really looking forward to going on a picnic at Gantry Park ever since Christmas. We were given a really pretty woven basket and a blanket as gifts, and I couldn't wait to use them. There have been two issues stopping us from going. First, I usually have to work on Saturdays, and second, it keeps raining on the weekends. Well, I finally had a weekend where I didn't have to work, and the weather report only said like a 30% chance of rain. I insisted we try for a picnic.
|Chase is always happy to take the 7 Train with me :)|
It was a nice, cool day at the park. It would sprinkle on and off a little, but that didn't stop Chase and Marcus from playing in the grass. Gotta take advantage of grass when you see some :)
|Playing with the frisbee|
Frisbee and Airplane Watching
Chase wanted to take off his shoes and let the grass "tickle [his] toes." He'd run full speed all over the place just to keep touching the grass.
|Chase tried a little bit of baseball too, but he was too quick to snap a picture.|
And then of course, our snack break.
|He's obviously a picnic pro.|
I know I've said this before, and I will probably say it again, but I love Gantry Park. It's so pretty. Seriously, the best location in NYC.
|Our set up -- don't you love the basket and blanket?!|
|And the view|
On our way back to the train, we came across the Glass Posse Long Island City Yarn Bomb. This was a project a bunch of our friends participated in back in probably February. Kristy Glass led a project where they basically used fiber arts projects to graffiti an abandoned playground. I had seen the video, which is the link above, but I hadn't seen it in person.
|Glass Posse Yarn Bomb In LIC|
After a few hours out and about, we were all ready to get back home and rest... just in time for some more rain. It's been a weird summer out here with a couple crazy hot and humid days, followed by nice, cool, rainy days. Seriously bizarre. But it's keep us all from going too crazy in the heat.
|One tired dad|
|And one tired boy|
Definitely a successful picnic :)