Friday, July 17, 2009

how to spend a very hot day

It was 30 degrees in the shade today and needed we some relief! We hauled out the old faithful wading pool from the shed and all the fun pool toys. Top if off with picnic lunch and you're set!

I just love this shot of the two of them jumping in the pool. The water was COLD! We're talking northern Alberta garden tap COLD! Carter and Logan are real boys did not miss an opportunity to "get Mom". I received many "leg-hugs" from boys dripping with cold water. It became quite a game at the very first hug as soon as I squealed.

Last summer Logan was only crawling (can you believe that?) and too small for the deep water the big kids NEEDED in the wading pool. He sat in his outgrown baby bathtub to splash in the back yard. Looks like he likes the big pool better.

Somehow I caught Carter falling over the side of the pool... with my camera, not my arms. This is Mike's favourite picture from the entire afternoon.

Logan enjoying his lunch of sandwiches, blueberries and rip-l-chips. What's a picnic without Old Dutch? Yes, they ate their chips first, yes the blueberries were second and yes, Logan threw his breadcrusts into the pool.

After our busy afternoon, some time with Dad after work and supper; a creamsicle topped off the day perfectly. One day I need to video Logan with a creamsicle. Most adults can't finish them off as neatly as he can. It makes me giggle everytime. And no, they're not naked; just appropriately dressed for a possible popsicle mess.

...and a little note about that fabulous, faithful wading pool: upon emptying after all our fun, the floor seam tore from wall to wall. so sad. so hope we can still get another one for the rest of the summer. The boys have been told they must get a haircut before we buy another pool. more on that later! (don't say they don't look like they need a haircut! especially if you've ever seen their father's cut!)

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