Summer Bucket List: Picnic in the Park

by Cate on July 26, 2012

We have been slowly making our way through our Summer Bucket List, and have made some really good progress.  Last night, we managed to cross off “picnic in the park,” and tomorrow we will be crossing off one more item.

bucket list

Picnic in the park

digging in

For locals (and semi-locals), we ended up at Lewis Morris Park. I have so many fond memories of this park as a middle schooler, because we used to have our Field Days there, and love going back there with the kids.  Most of the scenic shots in this post are from Lewis Morris Park (love the one with me and the kids), the last photo in this post is a favorite one we have with Eli (and Nick took the picture), and although I can’t find the post where I talked about it, this photo is from Lewis Morris Park too.  She was asking me to smell her armpits.  Lovely.  This trip to Lewis Morris Park was actually the first Mother’s Day after The Ex and I split up.  Oh how little the kids look then!

getting rid of excess energy

There are over 1,100 acres to explore, complete with lakes, bike trails, dog parks, baseball fields, fitness areas, playgrounds, and, most importantly, big wide open spaces for the kids to run themselves silly.

pensive moments
The pinkie in the air is an all-important part of chowing down on fried chicken.

monkeying around

hanging out

*this photo by Madeline




We were there during the “golden hour,” which is only the most gorgeously delicious time of day to take outdoor photos. Like ever.  As evidenced by those yummy donut shots and swinging monkeys above.


sun flare

wednesday moon

Lewis Morris Park
270 Mendham Road
Morristown, New Jersey 07960


July 26, 2012 – Bonus Photo
lincoln logs
Scored big with Freecycle this week, getting Nick a huge stash of Lincoln Logs. I swear you would have thought I gave him the world.  I didn’t know he was so into them until he nearly knocked me over with his hug.

*The last photo (with the moon) isn’t from Lewis Morris Park; that was on the way home last night.

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Patrizia July 26, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Glad to have share this with you guys!!! Excellent Pictures!


Joanne July 27, 2012 at 7:34 am

Yay for crossing something off your list! I love how this is a pretty much free thing that you can do, and is awesome nonetheless.
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patsy July 29, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Funny, but we’ve never been to that park! Going to have to get there for a picnic of our own!
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Ramona July 30, 2012 at 11:21 am

some of the smallest things make us the most happiest


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