Swims, sizzles and slides

Had a fantastic day yesterday. For the second time Alex swam by himself. Initially he was too scared to swim, but gently pointing his bum downwards in the water with a couple of fingers set him off kicking and splashing his arms. Then, when the instructor brought out the foam mat and bent it to become a “tunnel” Alex couldn’t wait to go through, and did so all by himself. 

Sizzler might seem a bit of a daggy place to eat now, but B and I have happy memories of it from our uni days. After Alex slept off his morning exertions we drove to the Sizzler in Kogarah for lunch. It was so much fun! Alex had a blast feeding himself lots of different foods brought back from the salad bar and even managed to poach a few Smarties from our bowls of dessert. For once a restaurant meal wasn’t all about chopping up our own dishes and feeding him at his pace. Instead we could give him his own bowl of suitable stuff and enjoy our own meals. 

It was a beautiful warm sunny day outside, so we continued on to Kyeemagh and let Alex loose on a playground while I caught glimpses the aircraft take off across Botany Bay. He had great fun on the swings, slides and tunnels, while reading the numbers off a clock display in the playground.

More fun today when we brought Alex and Kita to Miranda Park and let them run on the greens. It’s so nice to watch KIta run, while Alex had a huge grin on his face.

Off to Canberra for a Communicators meeting tomorrow. I’ll be missing Alex and B and no doubt be left with a big headache at the end of the day.


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