When a fun day meant for kids turns as much fun for the parents..

Then its no less than a day well spent, right?

The summer has been trying to peek its head way too many times lately with the cool, fresh, wintery air that we have been waking up to for the past few months getting replaced off and on by warm and stuffy one. While the nights have been largely nippy still, the days have been a shuffle between cool and crisp breeze with balmy and sandy wind occasionally thrown in. Which makes me realize that in a few weeks this pleasant weather will make way for the ferocious summer :(.

So how do we make the most of the last few bits of the favourable weather left? We head out to the park and give ourselves a go…kids and grown ups alike!

And that’s what we did yesterday.

Now most of our Fridays are spent either by staying at home or strolling around the shops and malls ogling at all the displays or taking the same old ride in the gondola or checking in to the usual kiddy-zones with Namnam. So, yesterday when Namnam suggested that we go to the park, it sounded like the perfect change to the routine. And luckily the day was perfect for outdoors with just the right amount of sunlight to brighten up our day and the lovely breeze to cool our hearts :).

And to make it even better and more fun, we were joined by my friend and her family too. So without much of a dilly-dally, we geared ourselves up with our flying discs, bike, trike and camera and off we zoomed to the newly opened Museum of Islamic Art Park.

Needless to say it was a joy-ride from the word go.

While the kids cycled around the park, occasionally stopping by the fountain to splash water at each other, the mothers tagged along beside them to join in the splashing fun :). And the fathers? Well, they had the flying disc and foot-ball to help them bring out the zestful child in them!
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Then there was bungee-jumping which had both mamas and papas give their adventurous selves some real good push! We were tied to a harness each and asked to jump on a trampoline and lift ourselves up as high as we could! I know I know…not the real deal but it did give us as much of an an adrenaline-rush! And a fantastic exercise for our abs πŸ˜€

Anyway after the bungee-stint, while the mothers were drained of their energy, the kids and fathers were clearly not. So they had another round of miniature foot-ball, took few dig-ins at the sand-corner and some rounds of slides and swings and other rides, while us moms captured the priceless moments into our cameras and sealed them in our hearts!

Now let me stop right there and have the images do some talking too πŸ™‚

Splasssshhh

And splasssshhhh some more!

And after the bungee-jumpers’ show, it’s time for the acrobats to spring into action…

And its a goal!

With that we’re ready to drag and pull ourself and our bike and head homewards..

This is how our weekend was. How has it been for you all?

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32 thoughts on “When a fun day meant for kids turns as much fun for the parents..

    1. “The best part in gulf is the places are not too crowded”- Especially on a Friday, Sari. The city looks dead during the day! But thankfully the park was open and not so crowded either.

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  1. The park, OMG… what a lovely place to go!
    You know, when my kids were small, and we visited with their grandparents here, all of us would go to the part..that would be four kids, my sisters in law, me, and then troop around, crowded though the place would be, finish it off with a treat for the kids πŸ™‚
    Just recently the now grown up kids were saying, to my sister in law, (their favourite person) Chitta lets go to the part the next time you visit πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Such are those memories!

    The part here looks lovely. So clean and open, no to mention how little populated πŸ˜€ Cant find a place like that hereabouts 😦

    Glad you’re having fun and making more happy memories πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  2. ha ha ha I like that and why not .. if kids can have fun why not the parents toooo πŸ™‚ I am all game to it always …

    beautiful pictures and the water .. I have never done that rope thing, maybe will try it for sure some days…

    my weekend ah well now what can i say it not as good as urs obviously πŸ™‚ let me come over then you have ot promise ot take me to all these places πŸ™‚

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  3. Awesome pics… that Bungee Trampouline is awesome… !!!!

    and yes it didnt break even when missis did it πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› Hriday absolutely loved the bungee thing πŸ˜€

    So you had an awesome day ! πŸ˜€

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    1. Hee hee, that was my worry too, you know! I had this lingering fear in my mind that the harness wouldnt be able to take my weight and I’ll go ‘dhadaam’ in no time! Hriday loved it? Wow! Namya didnt even bother to try! She was more interested in digging in to the sand with her friend πŸ˜€

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  4. We really need to spend time outdoors than indoors….that will solve half our problems. Really! πŸ™‚
    Something I’ve always said.

    It was refreshing to read this and see the pics. Brought a great positive vibe and energy to my morning. Thanks! πŸ™‚

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    1. I agree, Ash! Playing outdoors, running around the parks, rolling in the sand, etc. is so essential in a child’s growing up years. And sadly these are things which kids growing up here miss out on I feel. These 2-3 months are the only few months that they get to have some outdoor fun. In a few months it will be so scorchingly hot that it will be next to impossible to go out and play 😦

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  5. The pictures very nicely capture the fun that you guys had!! Sometimes simplest things give so much pleasure that it you can not even describe it.

    Couple of weeks back we took Arnav to the parhk (they have come up with a huge central park in Navi Mumbai) and all we did was to take him from one slide to the other and he had so much fun! And so did we!!!

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    1. Aww, I remember reading about Arnav’s fascination for slides in one of your posts. Kids always get amazingly drawn towards slides, sont they? Why, I remember how much I loved the slides when I was small, there are times when I get drawn to them even now πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

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  6. Hey you guys had so much fun..Namnam ( i just love this name) had a funday….but my god you tried that bungee jumping on trampoline..bravo….I have not yet had the courage to even give it a try
    beautiful pics Deeps…

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  7. Amazing! You guys have had so much fun!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    The pics are a sure evidence of that!!
    One question though – I have always been to scared to try bungee jumping! Was it fun?! Were you scared? no?
    I should try it out sometime.. it sure looks like fun! πŸ™‚

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  8. What fun, Deeps!! You guys had a great weekend!! Bungee jumping is on my list of to-dos, and sky diving. One day!

    Namnam, sure looks like she had a ball! I love her excitement that shines through the pics! I especially loved that goal! Now that is the cutest footballer ever! And Namnam is looking very tall! She looks like she is shooting up!

    And you know what I envy the most – you guys are not walking around in jackets! Lucky lucky you! We don’t get such luxuries even in summer here πŸ™‚

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