Monday, July 21, 2008

there really IS such thing as a free lunch

earlier this summer, we learned from heidi (queen of great deals and finds) that all of the school districts have free summer lunches all summer long. they hold them all week long at a number of schools and parks. you would think that these types of things would be for low income families, but no, it is for all children 18 and under! pretty awesome. apparently, they have been doing this for some time now and we just never knew about it! (check your school districts wherever you live to see if they do it. heidi said that it was nationwide! check it out). i guess they do it to encourage healthy eating throughout the year for school children!

 

while my mom was here, we decided to check it out. on tuesday's they have free lunch and story time in the park at the library fountain park! so, we loaded the kiddos in the car with their swimsuits and didn't even have to pack a lunch! they played at the playground until lunch was served. after lunch we enjoyed story time right there in the park and afterwards they stripped down to their swimsuits and ran through the fountain! it was a great afternoon in the sun and water, with free lunch! can't get much better than that!

 

i am sad that i didn't get any pictures of nani playing in the fountain, but she spent a great deal of her time looking into a hole that supposedly had crocodiles in it to eat the mice. all this, according to the city water workers! for some reason she found that fascinating. i guess she was waiting to catch her first glimpse of a real crocodile in the middle of the city!

wet lala

 

kawena bw

i was surprised that kawena was brave enough to get wet! she charged out there and played in it just like all the big kids! she refused to let us put her swimsuit on, so her she is in her swim diaper! i guess i shouldn't be surprised, since she is our little stripper and hates being bothered with clothing!

 

lala closeup bw

 

kawena choc milk

after a hard day in the hot sun and water, there's nothing like a good carton of chocolate milk!

12 comments:

Merilee said...

Nice! I didn't know about free lunch at the park.
I'm very impressed with Kawena getting in the fountain. My kids still wont get in. They say it hurts.

jessica said...

That is awesome! I hate packing lunches...

Once again...love the pictures!

Zeek the Geek said...

When we lived up in Logan I used to take the kids to free lunch a lot. They always loved it.

Gordon said...

I'm sure if you ask Mitch, he will point out that your taxes fund the school districts choice to feed any child under 18 all summer long... no free lunch.

But I do agree they are lots of fun, and as long as you're paying for them anyway, you might as well get your money's worth!!

Bridget said...

we found out about them at the end of last summer but we still have not found the time to actually go! we need to. any meal I dont' have to prepare is one I love.

Sarah said...

I've heard of it but never gone to it. We'll have to check it out.

ashley said...

rad. i want a free lunch and swim party! what a fun day!

Melissa-Mc said...

we've got a stripper over here also. there is something about summer that just inspires stripping in toddlers.

looks like you are enjoying your summer.

ericandjanine said...

Love the pics as usual!

Lauren in GA said...

You take such beautiful pictures!

I wonder if they do that free lunch around here in the summer? Thanks for the tip!

Mandy said...

I need to take Mikaila to the fountains again and hey if I can get a free lunch while I'm there even better!!

Elizabeth said...

Oh, that silly little baby! She's so cute!