We seem to have been blessed by the weather at the moment and have luckily had a few dry weekends so have been able to get out and about. On one occasion we decided to spend an hour or so on a Sunday morning in Gloucester Park.
The girls were keen to have a bounce on the trampoline. Emily was a little cautious at first, so Rich had to go on with her until her confidence had grown – or at least that was his excuse!
Before long she was happily bouncing by herself. She enjoyed standing on the edge and then leaping onto the trampoline surface.
Freyja had lots of fun bouncing too, not just on two feet, but on all fours.
Every time I take Freyja to the park, I am always amazed by her increasing confidence. She used to be so nervous – wanting to hold onto a hand as she came down a slide, but today she was off exploring the park and climbing on the various pieces of equipment without needing me there for her.
I’m not sure if it is down to the fact that she is now at school, but she looks so grown up. She is still laughing and playing as she would at any trip to a park, but suddenly she seems so much older.
Emily has always been far more confident. She sees what her big sister can do, and assumes that she can do exactly the same. For the most part, she is fearless. However, she met her match on one of the pieces of equipment at Gloucester Park.
Thankfully, swings are always a fairly safe bet.
And they are even better when you have your daddy with you as he pushes you much higher than mummy ever dares to….
And of course, even though they loved playing in the play area, they probably had the most fun as they ran around together and chased after each other on the bandstand.