Archive for July, 2011
We made our annual trek to Savannah to visit Chad's family last week. We flew last year, but decided this year that it had to be our long roadtrip down I-95 again. And it was a long one indeed. Add together ~12 hours on the road, plus a sick child (one girl on each leg!), and you get two very.long.days. However, the three days in the middle were quite pleasant!
The hammock was the favorite destination, and thankfully the aunts frequently obliged the girls' requests to swing. It really is very relaxing.
Grandaddy's dock is also a great place to hang out and relax.
We also spent one morning at Uncle Carl's house swimming. Leah had a great time in the water, while Molly insisted on staying on the steps. I put Leah's head under a few times to get her more comfortable with the water. She always came up shocked, but after a lot of cheering from the crowd, she'd start smiling and say "I did it!"
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I'm not sure if this came about because of the pirate pigs on Dora, the pirate episode of the Backyardigans, or the pirate in the What's in the Bible videos, but Leah now loves to pretend to be a pirate. This basically consists of her saying "Arrrrrrhhh!" followed by "I'm a pirate!" It's pretty hilarious.
The girls have really enjoyed their pool playtime every week. We've already been more times this summer than the entire summer last year. Thank goodness for a single afternoon naptime!
Pouring water with cups and buckets is certainly the favorite activity.
It can be serious business.
And anything can be a bucket, even an upside down boat!
Molly has not been interested in actually swimming, but she does enjoy splashing around.
Jumping in is fun too!
Is it good luck to dump water out of a cup behind you like it is to throw salt over your shoulder?Who knew you could have so much fun with a cup?!
Though, sometimes you have to take a break from the action to survey the landscape and plan your next move.
After our first trip to the pool, I decided that the girls needed some cover-ups. So, I made them these matching terry cloth cover-ups. They have been perfect for keeping them warm and dry while eating our picnic lunches.