saturday morning we headed down to alun-alun, which is the town center, like the boston common... kind of, but not really. :) it's the indonesians version of boston common. when we lived in boston i loved going down there and having a picnic and enjoying the city. it helps me feel like this is my city and it's a place i really enjoy. danny, well he's just a good sport. he never understands why we can't just eat at the table at home and then go outside. but, here he is being a good dad and sitting on the picnic sheet with the kids. confession, danny and i ate at our table after we got home. :)
luke seemed to really enjoy himself. there was quite a bit of grassy area so he just kicked the ball around and chased it... for a long time! he had onlookers too... they would cheer for him and he'd make faces and wait for their applause.
this is mary climbing a tree. she's got skills.
and lastly, luke posing with a stranger. :) i assure you, danny was right there.
i really liked being at alun alun. we had a few conversations with strangers, had fun with our family and i felt happy that this is our city. i hope our family will be taking more trips there. danny, you can start stretching for our picnics now!