Saturday, May 5, 2012

Welcome Summer!

Okay, so it's not summer, yet, but with 85 degree temps and the occasional spike up to 90, blue skies, and cloudy afternoons, it might as well be.

I love summer.  I love the laziness.  I love being in the sun.  I love playing in the water... at least I loved it when I was a kid.  Now, I mostly jump in to cool off if I've baked myself too long in the sun.  But I really love to watch my kids play in the water.

What is it about water play that just makes a kid so happy?  It's like, turn on a sprinkler or fill a wading pool and suddenly all is right with the world again.  Kids really are so easy to please.

We ushered in a new summer this week with our sprinkler.  My plan was twofold.  First, I wanted to water the grass.  Or the grass patches that cover my entire front lawn.  I'm really trying to get my lawn into shape this year, and so far, things are coming along.  Everything looks greener since I've been watering.  I have hope.

The other part of the plan was the let the kids have an amazing time.  Because although I want a green lawn, I also want a yard that they can play in.  So, after nap, we headed outside.

At first, they just ran around the edges of the water, playing on the sidewalk and only getting, well, sprinkled.

Natalie had a lot of fun making footprints on the porch.

Her masterpiece:

One of Daniel's favorite toys of all time is the almighty stick.  Go figure.

Then they had fun getting up close and personal with the water.

I love this picture.

All in all, it was a pretty good afternoon for us :)

What about you guys?  Warm enough for an afternoon of sprinkler play yet?

Thanks for reading!