Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Last days of summer

The days are growing shorter and those filled full to the brim with sunshine are on their way out as days and weeks give way to autumn. So we’re holding as tightly as we can to the days we have left. Taking full advantage of these hot morning and afternoons, making time for the pool and laughter and fun.


Yesterday with the temperature hovering at 90 degrees it didn’t take much to get Daddy to join us at the pool for some late afternoon fun. Elizabeth loves the water…I mean, LOVES the water. Going to the pool twice in one day was basically her dream come true.

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She’s our water bug…and what Daddy learned yesterday really quickly is that you cannot take your eyes off her. She’s fearless in the water, running out to deeper water. She comes alive there.


Our neighborhood pool is just a 5 minute drive and has a splash pad/kiddie pool and a regular big pool. We always spend time in both areas and it’s been so fun to watch her grow in her abilities. Over the summer she’s learned to blow bubbles in the water, put her face under, climb out of the pool (with a little help), and go down the baby slide and crawl through the tunnel. She’s very brave.

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Nothing stops her except our firm grip on her hand when she wanders deeper. The spigots of water and crashing waterfalls only entice her to come and experience. Curiosity gets the best of her. And we’re not complaining since near the water is where we love to be. But having Daddy with us, well that was a rare treat and it made the last days of summer incredibly memorable. We’re so thankful we were able to go so often this summer and enjoy the water.

We can’t wait for next year…

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