Day at the Park

>> Monday, January 18, 2010


We didn't do much this weekend. Mainly due to our car issues (post to come). But on Saturday it was mild and cloudy with a fall like feeling to the air so we loaded up in the convertible for an afternoon at the park. We didn't go all out with a picnic lunch. Instead we let Lily nap and upon her awakening we bundled her up and headed out. Sometimes it is these simple outings that make the best of times and the fondest of memories.

This is actually the first time we have been to this park in awhile. The last time she could barely walk! It was a whole new ball game this time around. She climbed on the playground and delighted in the slide. She explored and ducked under and climbed over all the playset had to offer. All the while showing no fear.

I wish I could say the same. But alas we both hovered on each side of the playset and waited for the dreaded stumble to which we dove to catch, or the wayward step that could lead to a jumbled slide.

To see the world through the eyes of a child! Everything is an adventure. And everything she does makes her seem a little bit older and a little bit wiser.
The independence she shows more and more each day.....
But then just when I think she is too grown up to let Mommy help her slide, just when she has pushed me away and said "No Help Mommy" or falls down and instead of crying now yells "I'm Okay!" she sees the swings and our baby past time is revived.

Her favorite thing on the whole playground....and of course Mommy has to help by pushing. And nothing makes your world more complete than bringing this kind of smile to your child's face.

That was a good day.....

2 comments:

Trish January 19, 2010 at 8:48 AM  

I love the the last picture in the swing...great shot!

Suz January 19, 2010 at 7:40 PM  

what a cute jacket! Glad ya'll had a great trip to the park. The weather was perfect for it this weekend! Love to see yall soon!