Friday, September 12, 2014

Oswin's First Time at the Playground

I'm a little embarrassed to admit this, but Thursday was the first time that we've taken Oswin to a playground. 

It's just not something that occurred to me as something that she might enjoy yet, since we're in the very early stages of this whole standing and trying to walk thing.

{This is her happy face.}

So, at the ripe old age of 11 months, we took Oswin to her first playground.

It was really nice, because we had the park all to ourselves. 

She wasn't too interested in any of the play equipment, but the grass? 

Most fascinating thing ever. 


She was very happy to stand a little bit, to try to take a few steps...

...but her favorite thing by far was sitting in the grass, running her fingers through it, picking grass and clovers, and then trying to eat them. 

She only lasted about 20 minutes, as we were running very close to her nap, but she had a great time. We don't have a lot of play space in our house, and I think going to the playground a few times a week will be really great for her. She loves nature and being outside. She seemed in awe of all of the green space. It'll be good for Mama too, as it entails a 2+ mile walk. And possibly a pit stop at the boulangerie for a treat. 

Correction: definitely a pit stop at the boulangerie for a treat. 

How about you - when did you start bringing your littles to a playground? Are we ridiculously late in doing this? 

A la prochaine friends...


1 comment:

  1. Eve & Oswin could be grass-eating buddies if we lived closer! Our townhouse backs on to a large public park that includes a playground, and we have been taking Eve there almost daily since she was around 4 or 5 months old (she is now 8 months old). Our main activity is the swings, with some parent-assisted slides recently added. We have also recently started packing a little snack to take to the park, so we sit on the grass and eat the snack (and the grass) and attempt to dodge acorns falling from the oak trees. Bonus: watching dogs (there's an off-leash area) and other kids on the playground equipment.