Saturday, 17 August 2014: One Year, One Hundred and Thirty Nine Days Old.
Ayla’s a little daredevil in the making!
We went to a sports club for tea with friends tonight where there was an outdoor playground for the kids.
All the other kids were bigger (of course) and older than Baby Ayla, and because they were hyped up on kids meals and ice cream the playground was chaotic and overwhelming.
It didn’t take long for Ayla to find the slide though, and while she was trying to climb up other kids were sliding down.
After a while Ayla worked out how the other kids were doing it, and decided to copy…
Ayla climbed up eight steps, then up another step to a platform about 1.6m high.
Ayla then toddled to the top of the slide, carefully held on to the sides and sat down, then pushed off and “wheeeee!” down the double-hump slide she went.
Ayla was SO happy with herself, screeching and dancing on the spot when she reached the bottom, then off she ran back to the steps for round two.
Over and over again Ayla went down the slide, unassisted. While there were two year olds who were scared to slide without their parents holding them, but not our Ayla…. !