Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Summer Fun

We pulled out our sprinkler for the first time today. Ella got a super duper sprinkler from her cousin Parker for her birthday. Miller was not quite sure if he liked it at the beginning.

I have so many wonderful memories of childhood summer days. Playing in the sprinklers was always a favorite of my friends in the neighborhood. I am starting to realize now that I am a mom that these "memory makers" did not just happen. But actually a lot goes into it and then afterwards the clean up. And I was oblivious to it all! This morning I spent about 15 minutes outside getting everything ready for the sprinkler. Then got the kids dressed and sunscreened up before heading outside. After about 10 minutes, Sara Wells woke up. I rounded up Ella and Miller to the front porch while I got Sara Wells and then we all headed back out again. The sprinklers lasted about 10 more minutes before the whining began. So we dried off, redressed and that was all for the sprinklers. But, they had a great time and it was worth all the trouble to hear them squealing as they ran through they swirling water.

1 comment:

  1. Amen, sister. I don't have enough hours in the day to say 'thank you' to my mom, dad and so many others for doing all they did to make memories happen for me as a kid!!