Sunday, July 27, 2008

Oooo - it's a heat wave. Time for summer fun!

Today was the first nice summer day we've had in awhile. After a few weeks of temperatures in the 50s and 60s, I think we were all anxious to get a little warmth and some sunshine. Today, mother nature complied. When Luke and I ran to the grocery store this morning it was 76 degrees and by the time we arrived back home it was warming up even more. I thought today would be the perfect day to surprise Luke with his own little pool in the back yard. A couple months ago Brian bought Luke a table that has a circular area attached to it - it can be either a sandbox or a pool and we hadn't used it for either, until today. Once Luke went down for a nap I filled that puppy full of water (brrrrr!) and hoped that the 2 hours that Luke would sleep would be long enough to warm it up at least a few degrees. Luke woke up fabulously happy and I hooked him up with a snack (bananas since he keeps getting leg and foot cramps at night - let's see if it works!) and brought him upstairs to get his swim trunks on. He was a little confused but I told him I had a surprise for him. When he peeked out the back door his whole face lit up. I had water in the pool, the umbrellas open, watering cans and buckets ready for the water and all he had to do was open the door and get out there. And once he did he was the happiest child in the neighborhood for the entire 2 hours he played and splashed in there. A neighbor boy came down to hang out with Luke and they filled up the bulldozer with water and would dump it out with a large splash that delighted Luke, they put water down Luke's little slide and they pretended to fill up Luke's lawn mower with "gas" using the watering cans and pool water. Every once in awhile Luke would jump into the pool and lay on his belly and kick his legs really fast then shoot right back up and exclaim "it's COLD!" while shaking his arms (sign language for cold). He loved every minute of it and after we emptied the pool he told me "i pway in the po-yol a-marrow, i go to the po-yol ano-yer day" (translation: i play in the pool tomorrow. i go to the pool another day.) So if it is warm enough we will fill that pool back up again tomorrow. So little water, so much fun. Here are the pics:

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