It definitely feels like Summer is here already & sent Spring packing. Girl, bye. Sunscreen & cool clothes can only keep us at the park for so long, so we have resorted to getting suuuuper creative with water toys around the house for our outdoor entertainment until the splash pads open. Our plastic beverage bucket & a few dollar aisle sand toys kept these two little Georgia peaches entertained for an entire sixty minutes. Sixty! I even had enough time to paint one hand of my nails & let them dry fully. Granted, I had to chase the littlest toddler around quite a bit to make sure she didn’t eat any worms or wander off into the ivy, but still. Fun in the sun means happy (and tired!) babies.
Things we know from these photos.
1. There is something magical about transferring water from one bucket to another bucket to another bucket. I mean, toddlers can do it for an eternity.
2. I still suck at braiding, although I have been watching tutorials & trying really hard! 😉 But her hair still looks so sweet like this & makes me smile every time.
3. Eloise ultimately cares more about snacks than playing, always and forever. She especially likes to stick her hand in her snack cup and leave it stuck there, walking around & playing like it’s no big thing. Very Captain Hook-esque.
4. We really need a more kid friendly yard.
Doing stuff like this is all fun & games until I have to put the hammer down & make everyone come inside for lunch & naps.
Harper: Can I just do quiet time today, I don’t feel like taking a nap really.
Me: Hmm, maybe you can just try to take a nap & see if you fall asleep?
Harper: Nope. I can’t. I’m seeris. I just can’t do it.
Me: Well we don’t have to take naps yet, we can play a little longer & still eat lunch.
Harper: Ok. That’s good news. Let’s keep it that way.
Just call her the naptime negotiator. And me, the mom with still only one hand of nails painted.1