… with three little girls we adore.
When DD’s three daughters spent the first week in August with us, we had a great time. And the weather was perfect, which allowed us to spend alot of time outdoors.
It is especially fun to see the girls enjoy activities that have been around for generations …
… like running through the sprinkler (an activity I remember enjoying when I was a child!)
When they had had enough of running through the sprinkler, they spent some “recovery time” on the deck.
But, you know children, their recovery time was quick! So, Lulu and Mimi decided to give their big sister, Coco, a massage.
I showed Mimi how to do the chopping thing on Coco’s back, and she liked that so she did it with alot of enthusiasm!
When they were all finished giving each other massages, Coco and Lulu asked Papa to take them out to the middle of the lake to swim.
If they swim at the edge, their feet get “mucky” so he takes them out where they don’t have to worry about touching the bottom/muck.
Mimi understands that she’s too little to swim out in the really deep water, even with a life jacket, but I’m guessing here she’s imagining a day when she will be a a “big kid” and be able to swim out there.
After a while, she asked if we could go down and sit by the water. So, we did and she made a game of sorting rocks.
She put all the ones that had pink in them in one pile.
And I forget what her criteria were for the rocks that went into this pile. But, she was very serious about examining each rock and deciding on where it went.
I told her I thought the black and white one in the middle of this group looked like an oreo cookie!
And we decided this one looked like a house slipper!
How long has it been since you have really looked at rocks? It had been a while for me, and I really enjoyed seeing their beauty through her eyes.
When the rest came back from swimming we went in the house for a snack.
A fun August afternoon in the sun.