At the end of this week, we leave Chennai for Mangalore. We are leaving more than just a city – it’s been our home for the past 5 1/2 years. When you leave a place where you have been for so long, memories abound. Like I did for the house we are leaving, I’m going to do some photo posts of places we have visited and things we have done that will forever be embedded in our hearts.
Parks is the topic for this first post. I’ve got thousands of photos of park outings, but I’m choosing the best ones to show you. These are from about 6 different parks that we have gone to regularly over the last 5 years.
Logan at 19 months.
2 years old.
Lila at 11 months old. She had just started walking and loved the park.
This was to become our favorite park, being only a 5 minute drive away. Because of that huge tower, it is aptly known as “Tower Park”.
Logan, 2 1/2, Lila 15 months. You can almost see Scarlett popping out of my tummy.
Learning to slide on her own.
This is one of my favorites. Lila, 21 months; Logan, 3 years.
I recall that this day was sweltering.
One of their favorite things to climb – the snail. Lila, 2 years.
The main fountain at Tower Park.
Scarlett, 6 months old.
A good view of the tower. It has a ramp to walk up that circles the tower all the way to the top. but it has been closed to the public for years. I’ve always wanted to see the view from up there.
It’s a rare occasion when daddy can join us. Scarlett was 14 months old.
Who knows what lands this snail has taken them too?
Valentine’s Day, 2011.
First time alone on the swing. 15 months old.
Such fun, carefree times.
The day Logan graduated from preschool. Lila, almost 3; Scarlett, 16 months; Logan, 4 1/2 years.
Trying out the skates she got for her third birthday.
Fun times with daddy.
My climber. Nothing can ever stop her from reaching the top.
First time up in a tree.
Scarlett, 1 1/2.
These next few photos were taken at the beautiful botanical gardens.
Time for some tricks. Lila, 4 years; Logan, 5 1/2 years.
Spiral slides are such fun.
Their favorite way to use the snail now. Logan and Scarlett are sitting on the antennae.
And that brings me to the end of the park photo collection. We will have one last goodbye trip before leaving. Of all the parks in the city, we have used this one the most, and I shall miss it.