Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fun day with AK

Lee has been begging me since school let out to have Ava Kate spend the day with us. We have had something almost non-stop since then, so we haven't had the chance. Today was the day Lee has been begging for for 3 weeks! It worked out perfectly, because AK's big sister is off at church camp for the week, and she is sure missing her. I think getting to spend the day with Lee helped take her mind off Ella for awhile. I am so excited that Lee and AK will be in the same first grade class in the fall. They get along SO well. She is hands down the most easy going, smiley child I have ever been around. She just goes with the flow no matter the situation. I gave Lee the usual "pre-visitor talk" this morning reminding him that AK was our guest and to let her choose the game, go first, etc. He agreed to everything, but more than once, I entered the room to see her participating in a light saber battle or playing a Cars game. I'm pretty sure those weren't her ideas, but she was grinning from ear to ear and playing along. I can't say enough how much I adore this girl. She is a ray of sunshine.

To further prove my point, these pics were snapped randomly of her as she was telling me a funny story about how she and Lee were planning some elaborate trick on the water slide. She is so animated when she talks. It's hard to pay attention to what she's saying, because I just keep thinking about how darn cute and funny she is!
Wade sported his swim apparel today, too. He is a fan of minimal clothing, but he is not a fan of applying sunscreen. That requires sitting still too long for him.

Here is the new walker toddling around the yard. He L-O-V-E-S walking in the grass, so it doesn't hurt when he crashes.

We had a storm come out of nowhere this morning, and it sent these 2 into panic mode. They had been planning their water adventures since AK got here, and they were afraid it was over when it was storming. They quickly morphed into storm spotters and were giving me a play by play at the window. One would say, "Oh this won't last long." Then the other would chime in, "Nope, it's just raining now. It will be over soon." This went on the entire time it stormed.

When they saw the sun, they were on cloud 9! You've never seen 2 kids pick up toys and eat lunch so fast in your life.

Wade was always in a stage of undress. First the hat, then the shoes, and by the end of our water time, he lost his swim trunks.

One happy boy!

Wade was not about to let those big kids forget him!

He had no interest in getting in the pool, but he sure loved to splash.

The big kids were very patient with him and let him splash for about 5 minutes until he was ready to move on to other things.

I love AK's face in this one.

All 3 had a popsicle break. I was too nervous to get the camera out during the popsicle eatin' so this is the only evidence I have of it.

He was amused at how his hands kept sticking to his belly. He patted and giggled for about 5 minutes.

We were outside for 3 hours, and these 2 were just like this the entire time. They had the best time.

Here they are planning a trip down the slide at the same time. I heard Lee say, "I want to hold my nose, so you hold yours too." It was one of those times I was glad I was standing close by and I had my camera handy.

Another one of those times was when they decided to "float in the pool." How cute!

A fun day was had by all, and I can attest that 2 out of 3 of these kids had no trouble going to sleep tonight!

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