Wednesday, September 3

Splash!!!!

What is it about summertime that brings back those wonderful childhood memories of running through the backyard sprinklers? I remember begging my mom to turn on the hose and just let us go wild...

Well, times have changed and so have the sprinklers! Fairly close to where we live there are a number of "spraygrounds" to play at. They are just like a regular city park - free and open to the public - but with levers, buckets, and fountains of water. For Labor Day, we took a family day to play. We went out for pizza, hit the sprayground, got ice cream on the way home, and topped it off with home-grilled steaks. It was a great day!

What a blast... Sarah with cousins Sammy & Caleb (in town headed back home from Texas)

EEEEEEEEEK!

Take that!

Emma's getting in on the action too

Just lovin' on the pole

And lovin' on Andrew's toy. Emma always holds things like she's holding her own little baby.

Mmmm... ice cream. You like yours Emma?

Y-U-M-M-Y!!!!


10 comments:

Eric and Jenny said...

What a fun day! It's funny because when I was in Kentucky I was always sad to be missing out on the things going on at home and now I am missing out on fun family days just like yours sounds. I am so glad you guys had a great day and made so many happy memories. Cute, cute pictures!

Kimberly said...

Cute! I love the bearded ice cream girls.

Jennie's bunch said...

Fun! Love the ice cream faces!!

Jon and Melissa said...

How fun, I love those places! My kids however aren't huge fans-water in the face and all! I wish we had one here though.

Ashley Dickman said...

I feel like I haven't seen you in forever and Emma looks huge! Cute pictures! Emma looks like Dennis to me in the last picture!

suds2004 said...

Sounds fun! It seems like hot summer days in Iowa are gone. It's been in the 60's and 70's. It's nice for prego women like myself but it's sad that summer is over. Enjoy those warm days.

Amber said...

Looks like you all had a ton of fun! I need to find a splash pad closer to where we live. I think my girlies would LOVE it! Looks like the ice cream was yummy!

Ash, Dev, and Hunter said...

What a fun day! Your right times have changed and spraygrounds are the new thing for kids these days. I love the icecream pictures!

Taylor and Chelsey said...

Your so cute! I would love to be your blogging friend! I am glad that you found me and look at my blog. What a small small world. I love Emily and Brian. They are such good friends. We met them here in spokane washington. My husband (taylor) and Brian went to Law School together.

Emily said...

Cute kids!! I love them!! Love the ice cream pics!!