My Uncle very generously gave the four of us an Amazon voucher for Christmas, so at the start of this week I used it to buy the boys a trampoline. We have waited so long to have a garden where the boys can play and have fun, and surely a trampoline is the perfect outdoors playtime accessory for two very energetic boys!!
It arrived Wednesday afternoon, and after arriving late home from work that night Daddy went out in the garden, in the dark and cold garden, and spent almost 2 hours assembling it so it would be ready for the boys to see on the morning of his birthday. Their faces were a picture when they spied it out of our kitchen window before breakfast today, and as OH agreed *that* made those couple of hours late last night worth every minute!
So by 9am the boys and I headed out wrapped up well with two cuddly monkey toys in tow and went bouncing. For Jenson it was his first proper go on a trampoline, because although he did try the one at his Granma and Grampy's last summer he usually would just stand and wave at me through the netting!!! He was a little unsure to begin with
It made me think back to Burton's first adventures on the trampoline at his grandparents. He has never been uncertain about using one as he has always been really good at bouncing and maintaining his balance and always shown so much confidence even from a young age.
Here he is a little younger than Jenson is now (he would have been 20 months) back in 2011 about a week after his little brother was born in fact.
By the summer of 2012 you couldn't keep him away from the trampoline whenever we were outside in the garden!
Then this morning, his first trampoline session of the year, he was enjoying winding his brother up by bouncing too hard each time Jenson tried to get back up which he found funny, and Jenson did not!!
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