Today it was 65 degrees...in New Enlgand...in December. The weather today was nicer than any day we had in the entire month of June! It felt like spring. And so, we had to go outside and enjoy! Not too far from us there is a playground. We often walk there...and walk by...and then walk home...because they're too young for playgrounds. Or so I thought. On Thanksgiving I saw a baby in the baby swing that looked much younger than the twins. I had thought that the "baby" swings were actually for children who were older, but I started to think that maybe they were ready. After googling it to find out, I discovered that they actually had been ready for a couple months (they are ready once they can sit up on their own)!
So we went to the playground and Allie and Ryan tried the swings for the first time!
Allie LOVED it and took to it right away. She held on perfectly. You would have thought she had been swinging all her life!
Ryan didn't like it so much and actually started to cry.
So I took him and we got on a "big kids" swing and swung together (a tip I had gathered during my online research). At first he just wanted to snuggle, facing me. Then he saw dogs and wanted to face out.
Once we had been on the swing for a while, we tried the baby swing again. This time he loved it. He cracked a few smiles and even giggled once or twice!
By this time Allie (who had skipped her afternoon nap - choosing to talk and play in her crib instead) was exhausted and was starting to fall asleep in the soothing swing.
So I took her on the "big kids" swing for a little while too.
The we took a LONG walk home - where Allie promptly fell asleep. It was part of my master plan to sneak a nap in for my little chatterbox.
We really enjoyed our wonderful afternoon out in the beautiful weather - which is good because it is supposed to drop 10 degrees each day and be in the 30's by Sunday. And it was so much fun to try out the swings with the twins! I just wish we had discovered that they were ready for them before winter...