Monday, August 19, 2013

Sunday stroll to the beach

How was your weekend? Ours was pretty good, a bit of this and a bit of that, enough variety to keep things interesting. 

Let me share with you our Sunday evening - we took a walk to the beach! Well, Richard and I walked. The two littles had transport.

Yup, that's babydoll in Ryan's Step 2 Push Around Buggy! She took to it naturally. Climbed in herself, grabbed onto the steering wheel and pointed forward! That way!

We are pretty fortunate to live within walking distance of the beach so we really should be doing this more often. Nothing better than sunshine, fresh air and getting out there with the rest of the world.

To be fair, up till a few months ago, Ryan and I did take regular walks out to the outdoor playground and I enjoyed that very much. A few things put our walks on hold - mainly our travelling and the crazy weather. Recently, we started frequenting the indoor playground at T3 (Singkids) to give Ryan his kicks - mainly because we were spending time at the airport at night waiting for flights (Richard has been travelling quite a bit). Before then, I didn't like indoor playgrounds and we hadn't visited one in about a year, but since then, we've accepted that it's pretty convenient to have the playground, the changing room and the restaurants (and some shops) in one venue, especially if it's night time and the outdoors is not a good idea.

And now that babydoll is walking about, I guess we can bring her to some indoor play areas too. In fact, over the weekend, I met up with some mummies at Hokey Pokey at Millenia Walk, and babydoll had a fantastic time playing with all the toys there.

All right. So we got to the beach safe and sound, after using the pedestrian crossing at a couple of big roads and one overhead bridge. The beach was buzzing with activity. Lots of people and lots to see. We made our way to a fast food restaurant for a quick pick-me-up before heading back.

Ryan was searching high and low for a playground, to no avail. He ended up at one of the fitness spots dotted along the park connector. He tried out each and every apparatus before he was willing to go.

Babydoll hadn't slept much all day so she was falling asleep at the wheel on the way back. Luckily her backup transport was ever ready.

Ryan took the opportunity to climb into the buggy for a bit. He still likes it very much, although he also likes the "big boy" feel of the kick scooter.

A pretty good way to end the weekend.


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