Wednesday was a BEAUTIFUL day (although still a bit chilly) and after being stuck in the house for several days due to rain, I decided to take the kids to the park. We packed a picnic lunch, loaded into the car and headed to one of our favorite parks. I like this park for many reasons. 1) It has four toddler swings as opposed to the two that most of our local parks have. With 5 toddlers, this is a great feature (although I have noticed recently that Maren, Lukas and Jacob are getting a bit big for these swings), 2) It has different playground equipment for different ages and "skill levels," (although my kids insist on playing on the one with the tallest, curviest slides nonetheless) and 3) It has a duck pond. . . and who doesn't love a duck pond!
So we got to the park, played on the swings, went down the slides and played in the dirt (because what trip to the park is complete without covering yourself from head to toe in dirt) and then decided to take a walk around the pond before sitting down for lunch. As we headed towards the pond, several ducks and geese crossed the path in front of us. Evan got really excited when he saw them and started bouncing up and down in the stroller. Then, in his most excited voice he exclaimed, "Look Mommy! A chicken!" I couldn't help but laugh! Although I did inform him that the "chicken" was in fact, a duck, I couldn't help but be impressed that, a child who, only 3 months ago spoke and understood no English whatsoever, actually knew the word chicken and associated it with a bird. He has since informed me that penguins and flamingos are "chickens" as well! And people wonder why I always have a smile on my face! Such a funny guy!