We’ve been going to the park/playground pretty much every day! Some days we drive, and some days we walk! I know you can’t tell in this picture below, but Ellie is having her very first ride in the stroller. Ginger (6) gently pushed the stroller all the way to the park, and Ellie was SO excited! Ginger is a very responsible little mommy. Ha!
Meanwhile, Violet (3) rode on my back! She’s been loving that lately – and it’s a great workout for me, too. 🙂
At the park, and pretty much wherever we go, Ginger climbs trees. Even on the walk to the park, she has to stop and climb the trees she sees on the way. Her favorite place is at the top of a tree…
This is her taking a stop to climb a tree as we were walking. I guess it’s kind of like stopping to smell the roses, just different. 🙂
At the park, Ginger and Violet climb every tree in sight. My rule is that they have to climb themselves (without help) because if they can get up, then they can also get down.
Sometimes they pretend they are flying away on a magical dragon and they have to hold on tight as they soar above the clouds…
Ellie (5 months) thinks her sisters are the best! She is happy to be along for the ride, whatever we’re doing:
Sometimes Ginger climbs really high, and my heart skips a few beats. She is very careful – and fearless. 🙂
I think she’d like to live in a tree. She is always talking about wanting her very own treehouse. Until then, we can enjoy the awesome climbing trees at our favorite park. I’m so glad somebody planted these trees 60 years or so ago (that’s how old the park is). Who would have thought they’d be the best part of the playground?
Violet’s favorite thing in the whole world is the swings, and she’s a daredevil with those. She begs me to push her higher, higher, higher – up to the clouds!
It’s funny – I often used to wonder about not doing “enough” with the kids. Am I taking them to enough museums and on exciting days at Disneyland? The truth is that the best times they have are very simple moments – like playing fort with a giant cardboard box in the house, or laying in the grass at the park and looking at the clouds.
The further I go into parenting, the more I am reminded to keep it simple – and it really is the little things that make us happy. A string of happy moments makes for happy days, and a happy life. 🙂