The days are starting to get longer which means we can now start to fit in a trip to the park after school. The girls got a scooter each for Christmas and the park is just the right distance away for them to ride them there and back (and not too far if I end up having to carry them!)
We’ve been lucky with the weather this past week – it’s been cold but sunny. As long as we’re wrapped up warm with coats, gloves, hats and scarfs then we can still enjoy being outside. How long we get to be outside often depends on Jessica though – once she’s starting to find it all too cold, then it’s time to go back home and warm up again.
Last week we also had a trip to a nearby park after church. The girls made a beeline for the play area as usual. The swings are always the first choice before investigating what else the play area has to offer. This play area had a rope net bridge which the girls have never really tried before. They were both quite nervous about crossing it and needed a little encouragement and coaching to do so for the first time. Once they’d managed it once though, there was no stopping them!
After the girls had finished in the play area, we wandered over to the river to watch the ducks and swans. The girls were a little disappointed that we didn’t have any food for them but were quite happy to stand and watch them for a while.
Sometimes our outdoor time is all about having adventures or using a little imagination to add a little magic. Other times it’s all about the ordinary moments. Just two little girls playing in the park together and enjoying one of the simple pleasures of childhood.