One of my favorite things about the place we live is that we can just go right outside our door to play at the playground, and go down a path to an even bigger playground as well. We go out each evening that we can. Right now it is hazy so we are staying indoors, but a few weeks ago we were going out each evening. Usually either Naren or I take the girls out to play with the other stays in and makes dinner. But one evening we were both able to go out, so I took the opportunity to get some updated playground photos!
Talisa has been going up and down these stairs by herself for many months now. I stay close, as she occasionally stumbles, but she’s very insistent on doing it herself!
After seeing the older kids swing on the bar above the slide, Talisa had to try as well. Now she does it every single time she goes down the slide.
Swinging with Papa! She can sit on the swing herself as well, but sometimes she still enjoys swinging with one of us.
A few months ago for Ayyam-i-Ha (a Baha’i holiday) we bought Svara a scooter. Now it’s one of her favorite things to play on outside!
Right outside our house this stray banana tree has been growing for the past couple years. It finally got a blossom and I was looking forward to possibly having some bananas, but it looks like it’s an ornamental type of banana plant, as the bananas are only about 3 inches long. Ah well, it’s still neat to look at!
More fun on the scooter! Talisa often rides on Naren’s shoulders after she gets tired of running around.
Talisa asks us to lift her up to this higher bar. She hangs there for a few seconds and then asks for help to get down.
Here is one of Talisa’s favorite ways to swing by herself:
Svara practices on the monkey bars each time we go to the big playground. She hasn’t gotten the hang of going across yet, but she reaches as far as she can, swings, and drops.
Because it makes sense to climb UP the slide….
And then go DOWN the stairs…
Now I’m hoping that seeing these pictures from when it was nice and clear outside, it will help the haze dissipate and we can go back out and enjoy the playgrounds again!!!