Warning: WAY too many pictures ahead (I couldn't help it!)If you've been following my blog at all you know how unhappy I have been with the way Mother Nature has been treating us this Spring. Well, my girl finally came through, and with a bang. After weeks of temps in the 50's and 60's, rain, wind and even snow, it was suddenly in the high 80's! No warning, no transition, nothing. Not that I'm complaining... I'll totally take it... and love it! So, what's a mom to do when the sun is finally shining? I went straight to the grocery store and purchased a top of the line $14.99 plastic pool at Smith's. The kids were thrilled!! Seriously, you would have thought it was Christmas. So, here's to cheap plastic pools, sprinklers, sun and the promise that summer is finally coming! (After we have the forecasted very cold and rainy Memorial Day Weekend!)
Sorry... it's Afton's first time with one of these little pools so, like the dutiful scrap booking mom I am, I took about 50 pictures just of her. Can you blame me? Look how adorable she is! They turned out so cute that I had a hard time choosing which ones to post. I did make them as small as I could so they would take up less space and, as always, you can click on the images to see them bigger.
There is nothing like a little sun and water to help your kids get along. Max and Abby could have played for hours in the sprinklers. They made up these crazy games where they were spies rescuing people and the sprinkler was a portal or secret passage or something. Afton was their commander and the little pool was headquarters. They would come ask her what to do and she would give them a blank stare and say "yeah" and then laugh as they ran off. They also loved doing tricks through the sprinkler and Afton loved watching them.
As a mom it's so nice to have these moments every now and then... moments of laughing and playing and enjoying each other. I wish they came along more often. I guess that truly is the magic of water.