Oh, how sweet today was!
I hadn’t really thought about it, but I when I take my 4-year-old to the playground, I leave Little L in the stroller. I don’t know if it’s because she is the second child, but for some reason it hadn’t occurred to me that she was ready for the swings, or that I could let her crawl on the soft surface or just let her roam. But today, we just let her go free, and she LOVED it! Poor girl; I think she’s been wanting to let loose and explore.
Here are a few snaps of our afternoon — you can’t get any happier than she was!
Ready to walk
She’s 9 months and I think she’s itching to walk. Having picked up playground confidence she was quickly taking proper steps — I couldn’t keep up!
After a while she was giggling so much that I dared to push her harder…and she loved it!
Ready to explore
At first she wouldn’t leave my side, just staring at the leaves and thinking about where she should crawl to first.
Weeeeee! She was so excited to have her brother M push her. Although we had to remind him to push gently.
I want to climb!
She was so excited about her new found freedom she was ready to follow her brother anywhere…including up the stairs. I had to restrain her from climbing up!
There she goes!
After a while she was an old pro at the swings. Still we pushed gently, until she was less scared.
The taste of fall
Despite so many new adventures, she didn’t forget to have a little taste of the leaves.
Most of us don’t LOL — but Little L was busting out laughing on the swings. She was so happy, she had us all in stitches just watching her!