We have had several days of nice, sunny but low-humidity days recently, so MC and I have been taking advantage of the weather and hitting some of our local parks. She has always loved the swings, but now that she's walking, she also likes to toddle around and explore. I haven't been able to get any pictures of her exploring because she likes to hold my hands, but the swing provides some cute photo ops!
This was at a city park that is hidden away inside an older neighborhood in Chapel Hill. It is a super nice shady park with lots of features - swing, climbing structure, sand box, etc - and we had it all to ourselves on this day.
Taking a snack break at the toddler playground near the airport. This one is not convenient to our house but we had some errands to run in the area, so we decided to incorporate a stop here into our day. I have heard a lot about this playground since it is geared for toddlers (lots of low climbing structures, tunnels, short slides, etc), and she really enjoyed it! The only downside is it has no trees for shade, so we were right out in the blazing sun the whole time she played. I have been disappointed with the lack of shade at most of the playgrounds we've been to around here. I'm not sure if it they are intentionally designed that way for some reason, but it would be so much more useable, especially for fair-skinned babies like MC, if there was shade for at least part of the day.
A mom at the park volunteered to take our picture together after she saw me snapping MC's picture - so nice to have a picture together at the park!
And this is the park in our backyard...it only has one swing but it's really convenient (and shady)!