We recently met our friend Kelly and her daughter Ella at the Splash Pad for an afternoon of water fun!
Because of Ava Grace's fair (and sensitive) skin, we have kept her out of the sun for the most part, but she LOVES being outside!!! We found a nice big tree with lots of shade to park under so that Ava Grace could enjoy the beautiful day and being outside without worry of irritating sun screen. She loved it!!! She stayed wide awake for 4 hours with no a single whimper or whine! She was too busy looking all around her and exploring her world!
Lily, on the other hand, is a sun (and water) lover and spent minimal time in the shade and maximum time splashing! :-)
This little girl is a water bug! She couldn't wait to get in there and get splashing!
Chris and I took turns sitting with Ava Grace in the shade and splashing with Lily in the sun. Ava Grace's big accomplishment of the day was sitting up!! This is the first time she "sat" unassisted by us! She used her arms to prop herself up!
Lily was timid at first... it was pretty crowded...
...but once she got wet, she was ready to go back for more!
Ella jumped right in! This wild girl is her own person and she doesn't need anyone to help her have fun! Okay, maybe she needs her Mommy from time to time, but other than that she was going and doing her thing and it didn't bother her one bit who was or wasn't watching and who was or wasn't playing! LOL! I love her sweet sense of independence!
At one point Kelly looked up and told me to look over at Chris.... he attracts a crowd wherever he goes! He had his own little Daddy daycare going on, it was hilarious!
Even though Ava Grace didn't get in the water, we let her wear her bathing suit and shades!
It was a BEAUTIFUL day to be outside!!! I think we all enjoyed the fresh air and extra dose of sunshine!
The day wasn't just all about water either... but it was all about fun!
We played in the water and on dry land!
Chris went to the gas station around the corner and got us all slushys!
Now where did she get such a long tongue...
...I do believe she got it from her Daddy!
What do you think? lol
Ella showing off her red tongue!
Ava Grace pushing up. It's hard to believe that this was just 3 weeks ago and now she is getting ready to crawl already! lol
two peas in a pod
We are the two biggest water bugs in the family! Lily and I would be happy swimming and splashing all day every day!
Thank you Kelly and Ella for a fun day of sun and splashing! We can't wait to do it again!!!!