Since the snow melted, we have been hitting the parks many afternoons and most weekends when we don't have to be elsewhere. A lot of what we do is scouting out what Miriam likes because the last time it was warm enough to be outside for long periods of time, she wasn't walking yet. And a walking child has much different park needs than a non-walking child. We have found that our favorite slides are at the public schools. They tend to be slower and Miriam can actually go down all by herself. It's adorable... she puts her little hand on the side and grins as she slowly twirls to the bottom. After trying most of the parks in Midvale, we still couldn't find swings or a teeter totter. So today we ventured to Murray Park to see what we could see. Their slides were slickity fast, but they had a lot of variety of other playground events, including climbing walls and crazy twirly pods. But they did have swings, and the swings were a huge hit with Miriam. She initially had the "I'm-not-really-sure-what's-happening" look, but when we took her out of the swing, she ran back to it and each time I stopped the swing, she signed "more." So we swang and swinged and swung all morning long. She swung while we watched a family get ready for their family pictures. She swang while the park lady picked up all of the garbage. She swinged until we simply got tired of pushing her and the only way we got her away from the swings without a breakdown was by putting her on dad's shoulders. Murray Park was a hit. It's a little sentimental because that is where Brent and I had our Utah wedding reception. Ah, those were the days. But we are still in search of a teeter totter. Do they exist any more?