Thursday, April 1, 2010

Just a Swingin'

The sun was out, temperatures were mild and made all the more pleasant by a soft breeze, and a few wispy clouds dotted the sky providing just the right amount of shade. In other words, it was a perfect day for the park.

At only 8 months, Gillian Grace is still too young to be able to take full advantage of all that our neighborhood park has to offer. But, she did discover a new love... swingin'. From the moment we placed her in the swing, GG was one happy camper. I was the designated swing pusher while Bret played photographer. From the swing, she had a sprawling view of the entire park and was able to take part in a favorite family past time, people-watching! With close to 100 people milling about that day, she didn't seem particularly captivated by any one soul. And despite the giggles and stares directed her way from the lil' guy occupying the swing next to her, Gillian Grace never seemed to notice and seemed content just to swing.

Before calling it a day, I helped GG down the slide a few times and couldn't keep from laughing as the static electricity caused tiny strands of her hair to poke through her crochet hat. I like to think that the sweet smile she flashed us on the way to our car was her way of saying "thank you," and the laughter that followed, a reminder that we should "do it again real soon".

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Do you have a favorite park memory?

22 comments:

Laura said...

Oh, how I miss these days! Alise would swing for hours! Have a great Easter!

I Do Declare said...

I just wanted to come say hi and thanks for following me! You have an adorable family, and I love the clever name of your blog! ensi

liz said...

Hey! Thanks for the visit and comment love. :) I'm now following you. I love your daughter's crochet outfit! Did you buy it or is it handmade?

The Ross Family said...

She's so sweet! Love the outfit! We were at the park 3 times yesterday. Love this weather!

Francis said...

she is so cute! Im so glad its spring time! I love the sunny skies

Lynda @ SportsMadGirl said...

Oh she is a cutie pie!! It looks like she had fun at the park. I wanted to stop by to say hi and to thank you for stopping by.

Hope you have a Happy Easter.

The McCrystals said...

So cute!

Is it wrong to be envious of an 8 month old's wardrobe? Wrong or not - I am.

Julie said...

Awww...I can't get enough of her. She is so sweet. Love the tongue! We love park days!

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

oh my gosh adorable pictures!!!!!!!! she is precious!!!

Brandy said...

She is too cute! Thanks for visiting me and I look forward to reading all about what your GG is up to!

Kelly said...

Oh - what a beautiful baby girl!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Her little outfit is precious. :) Love that hat! Thanks for the visit AND the "Follow". :)

joeandbridge said...

Very cute baby! I'm visiting from Friday Follow to be your newest follower - yes I realize it's the middle of the night-that's when my 4 kiddos sleep-LOL. Have a good friday and come follow my blog if you have a chance!

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Joni said...

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Shannon (Coupon Mommy Of 2 ... Now 3) said...

I am your newest follower.

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Jessica said...

What a doll!! You have a beautiful little girl!

Jenn said...

Thank you for the sweet comments :)

PS the last picture on this post is Classic! I love it!

Brittany said...

Aww! Gillian is so precious! Swings are a favorite in our house too! Wait until she discovers the slide :) Have a great weekend!

MBM said...

Aw!! Enjoy this time. Ours are 4 & 5 now :) Our TWO hated swings. All we wanted was a moment of peace--and a little coffee. We'd get them in the swings, have a sip of coffee & waaahh! Oh no, back to the stroller. LOL. Parenthood. It's always funny--well looking back it is anyway. ;)

Have a great weekend & a happy Easter. Thanks for popping over to my blog. I'm really enjoying yours too!! xox MBM

Bethany said...

She is soooo adorable! I love that outft!

I just found your blog - Its sooo cute! I'm following ya!

Have a great Easter!

One 2 Try said...

Oh what a doll! I liked climbing on stuff. The bigger the better. It is nice to see you part of Friday Follow! Have a wonderful weekend. Rita @ One 2 Try.

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

OMG stop it, I can't stand it! She is so cute, it's making me have baby fever!!! Seriously, your daughter is simply beautiful. I miss the rolly polly baby cheek days☺