playground day

We took Anna to a nearby playground this weekend and she had the time of her life. It was actually our second time there. First time was over the Memorial Day Weekend and she was in a fussy mood so we had no fun. We even took her on the carousel ride and she didn’t appreciate it at all.

Almost 3 months later, she had a completely different experience!

The moment we walked in, she was mesmerized by the carousel, but we lured her away from it to play with other (free) things. She climbed and ran all over the place, amongst all other kids there. Since we don’t get to see her “interact” with other kids often, it was so fun to watch.

Just as we were leaving, we passed by the carousel again, and we could just tell that she really wanted to go on it. So $1.75 later, with a token in hand, she waited patiently in line for her turn.

It was hard to get good shots, but she squealed in delight during the entire ride.

Successful outings are the best. They make everything worthwhile. Happiness is contagious. When Anna is happy, we are happy. Hmph, why can't it work the other way around too?


  1. Oh my gosh, even *I* want to ride that carousel!

  2. Dancing in the RainAugust 16, 2011 at 7:43 AM

    And to think we almost turned around when it started to rain on the way there. Funny how things work out sometimes...

    Even when it did sprinkle again at the park, everyone just huddled together under the various covered play areas. Anna, of course, wanted to wander right out to where the puddles were.

  3. :) She is such a cutey pie when she smiles and laughs!

  4. Ha! I love the last line. I guess it's because at her age everything's about her. Then again, I think teens feel the same way too. That's such a beautiful carousel. I'd want to go on too! Can't even remember the last time I did,


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