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Thursday 27 August 2015

52 Weeks: Week 34

Week 34: Aquatic Park

The long Summer break is drawing to a close. Just one more week left before the girls are back at school. We've been trying to get out and about and enjoy the rest of Summer as much as possible. This means lots of trips to the playground. We usually head to either Live Oak Park or Ohlone Park but this week we decided to venture to a playground we hadn't visited for a while: Aquatic Park down by Berkeley's waterfront.

The girls enjoy going to the playground at Aquatic Park because it's so different to the other playgrounds we go to. Everything in the playground is made of wood, giving it a fort like feel. It's a little out of the way so we don't get there all that often which makes it feel a little more special when we do go there.

The girls had fun climbing, swinging, sliding and running around the playground together and with friends who met us there. 

Ava has always been a little monkey when it comes to climbing and has been able to make her way across any set of monkey bars since she was three or four years old. Lola is a little more cautious than her big sister and still struggles with the monkey bars a little but I was pleased to see her make it all the way across this time. I was also pleased that she missed Mathilde who happened to walk underneath right as Lola swung past! 

Mathilde loves going on slides and is pretty confident climbing up the steps and sliding on her own. She always likes to slide with me on the first go though. Check out how much more tanned her legs are than mine! 

There's one other thing about Aquatic Park that makes it an exciting place for the kids to play. It's located right along side the train line so every so often an Amtrak train or a freight train zooms past blasting its horn. Mathilde was a little scared at first when she heard the train horn shortly after we arrived, but once she realised what it was she was excited to watch the trains go past. This little one is obsessed with "things that go"!

 Only one more week of Summer vacation left. I can't believe how quickly it has flown by!

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