Splash Pad At The Town Park, Splash Splash Blues

Splash Pad At The Town Park, Splash Splash Blues

Jun 18, 2011
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It is nice that we don’t have to travel long distances to have fun, and now especially with the high gas prices walking and visiting locals in Aurora is even more encouraging. I think it is a good thing.

Well, lot of things to do here in our town and so little time for a one day. I had three things on my list to visit today in Aurora: the Great Canadian Cat Show at the Aurora Community Centre, the Sheppard’s Bush and the Farmer’s Market.

Why cat show? I don’t know, but I thought I practice some indoor photography. However, will my little boy enjoy it? Probably not this time. Sheppard’s Bush – who does not like to walk the trails in the shade, but there are always mosquitoes. The Farmer’s Market never fails – and guess what, the splash pad at the Town Park playground is OPEN for the summer.

Town Park Splash Pad (Wells and Mosley streets)

We didn’t bring any change clothes for Matthew since we thought may be it will be too cold. Cold in the summer? Oh boy, I was wrong. He played at the playground and occasionally he watched children play in the water. I gave in. I just could see in his eyes he wanted to be there and play. We all love water in the hot summer day, how can we let him miss that opportunity.

My Bundle of Joy Testing Water First

Children are amazing. I really enjoy watching them when they have so much freedom playing. Combined with right weather conditions, water is number one fun resource – so simple, yet encourages creativity and fun when playing.

Whoops, looks like someone just got splashed in the face.

Little Too Much Water In His Face

Speaking of creativity. On the picture below, a little girl is trying hard to capture the water in the pink bucket. At first she waited for it to stop shooting, and then she covered it up and waited for the water to come back in order to capture it in the bucket and not let it go out. I watched her couple of times, and she was quite successful yet brought others to observe too. Sometimes I wonder, how much toys children need. Little less brings up creativity and innovation.

Creative Playing

Oh this one in the pink dress was so adorable.

Little Ballerina

There will be lot of ohs in this post today. Oh for this little girl playing in the water (photo below). She is such a doll and a trooper. Walking off the splash pad she slipped and scrapped her knee. I didn’t hear a cry.

Enjoying Cool Water

Oh, oh and here comes my Super Man, Iron Man, Spider Man, Super Hero, my bundle of joy – Matthew. We took off his shoes and let him play. I just said, ‘let him go, the clothes will dry out‘. No matter where we are, Matthew always enjoys himself to the fullest, and I am glad that I am able to capture those moments because we just have too many of them everyday to remember.


When I don’t take pictures, I record moments like that in my notebook. Last night we were at the Hamilton Park. There was no body there when we arrived. Soon three boys arrived, and here comes my boy yelling: ‘Hi boys! How are you doing?‘. At some point he came up to them and sang A B C song, and then asked ‘Do you know your A B Cs boys?’. They just looked at him and smiled. Well they were at least 10 years old or older so they better know their A B Cs. For the record, Matthew is three years old.

Sometimes it is hard for me to fit my one day of good experiences in one post. Stayed tuned for more of my eventful day today, this time at the Farmer’s Market.

About the Author

Anna Lozyk Romeo

I am living in Aurora and this is my photo journal blog. A picture says 1000 words - but not always, so I write. You don't have to travel 1000 miles to find a treasure - all I have to do is zoom through my lens and I will find it for you here in Aurora.

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