We spent a relaxing day at Jordan Valley Park

My husband and I hadn’t been alone since our son was born three months ago.

  • My mom came to visit last week and told us it was time to get some time alone.

She offered to keep Mason while we went out for a while. I grew up in Springfield, MO, and loved Jordan Valley Park. There was so much to do there, and I never got enough of it. It was late spring, and the weather was warming up, but it wasn’t too hot for a picnic. I packed a picnic basket, and we headed to Jordan Valley Park. It is in the middle of Springfield, but it doesn’t feel that way. There are green lawns, a stunning water fountain that seems to get the most attraction. Jordan Valley Park is one of the best places to visit during the summer. There is a walking trail that has always been a draw for me. We had a blanket, and we relaxed on the blanket in the fountain’s shadow. After eating our lunch, we took a stroll down the walking trail. It was the nicest afternoon my husband, and I had since the baby was born, but we knew it was time to get back. We wanted to make sure my mom was okay, since she hadn’t had kids with her since I lived at home. I thanked her for taking care of the baby and told her I was glad she was visiting. We talked about getting out with the baby when my husband was working. As long as it was in the upper eighties, she preferred to be home where there was air conditioning.

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