Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Anna swings into Spring

By K.J. Cardinal

Since today was the first 60 degree day of Anna's life, I knew that I had to get her out of the house for a nice long walk. The temperature was warm all day, but the overcast clouds and slight sprinkle here or there had me a little concerned.

As the day wore on, the weather stayed the same. So, once Sammy got home from school, Anna, Sammy and I decided to risk it and go on a walk.

When we left the house I thought we'd just go for a nice walk, little did I know that we'd end up knocking a significant "to do" off Anna's list of firsts. As we walked by the Farley Elementary School, we decided it would be fun to give Anna her first experience on a swing...a true staple moment in every kids childhood.

The playground at the relatively new Farley School is really nice. The swing set had a swing that was probably more equipped for a toddler than an infant, but that didn't stop us from giving it a whirl.

We put Anna in the swing and she immediately grabbed onto one of the side chains, as if she was an old pro. We started to swing her very lightly at first, just to gauge her reaction. She didn't really think much of it, instead looking around at the other kids in the playground.

So, we decided to push her a little higher...and she loved it. She would smile and almost laugh every time the swing would descend from its peak. It was really quite the sight...check it out in the video below.

Unfortunately the school bell rang to let the youngsters out for the day, so we high-tailed it out of the playground before we all got trampled. The good news is that the playground is only about a 10 minute walk away, so we'll be back, that's for sure.


  1. What a wonderful video of Anna and Sammy. It was great that you enjoyed the nice weather and that Anna got to experience her first swing ride with her big sister pushing her. I'm so glad that KJ is so technical savvy that he can send along to us all of Anna's firsts and I'm even happier that he wants to do all of the above and keeps us so in touch with Anna & Sammy's life. It means so much to me. You are such a good father KJ, and I am so proud of KJ& Angie and Tiffany & Pete. What an absolute wonderful life I have!!!
    Love Mom

  2. Anna I miss you! You are such a happy little cutie. Aunt Tiffany & Uncle Pete loved watching you in the swing. I can tell that you liked to get the "wheeee" in your belly just like Aunt Tiffany & Daddy liked to get on Indigo Hill Road. Love you tons! Aunt Tiffany