Last week, the weather turned nippy (highs in the mid 40s) so I didn't really feel like taking Niko outside to play, but one day we finally braved the chill and headed to a nearby playground!
Nikolai had fun on the merry-go-round:
But mostly he played in the sand:
I, on the other hand, spent some nice time marveling at the beauty around me.
Being a slightly anxious person, I often get caught up in needing to be constantly doing something. That day, I didn't bring a book, or my phone, or my tablet. Instead, I let myself just sit on the merry-go-round and relax. It was so soothing, just spinning slowly around, and the foliage was heavenly. It was nice, for once, to just be. It's probably not something I can do all the time, but this once, it was really, really nice.
Then Nikolai and I sat and swung for a bit, until he was lulled into a sort of reverie (staring at a trash truck) in this sweet position:
What a lovely fall morning!