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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Foto Story Friday #52 -- Summer has arrived

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

Summer has arrived in the form of an evening in the water! It really wasn't all that warm by 6:30 pm, but as I turned the tractor sprinkler on in the front yard (which has yet to by plumbed with an underground sprinkler system) they asked repeatedly if they could just run through it.
Who could resist? Robby went first.
Followed closely by Savanna.
Em wasn't as confident, so Savanna gave her a little helping hand.
Scott needed no encouragement! He jumped over with both feet!
OK OK who's going next?
Cody drew the short straw and went at it like a kid and not a near grown young man!
And finally Shantel took a turn. She wore her jeans and swim top... she is not keen on the attention a swim suit draws. (As in, the car load of teenage boys that drove ... I mean crept... by and came back for a second glance.... for that matter, her mother is also none too keen on the attention either!)
While they ran and played, I raked the dirt smooth, readying it for grass seed. They got empty ice cream buckets and had a full out water fight. Willingly kneeling down for a dousing!
They were having a blast...or rather a splash. I shot a few photos, went inside to put away the camera and wisely removed the phone and other items in my pockets. The photos we don't have and never will, are of what happened next....... I stepped one foot on the grass and was bombarded! They totally soaked me! The water so SO very cold that I was gasping for breath! While I was thus is the act of trying to catch my breath, Cody gave me a bucket full of water right to the face! Oh yeah, I was sure I'd never breathe again! Once I found I could draw in air, I ran inside and exchanged my wet clothes for my swimwear and we spent an hour dousing one another!
Yep, summer has arrived!

30 comments:

racefan said...

How fun:) It's been nice here too lately---minus the wind, but we should be use to it by now!

Ryanne said...

I love me a good water fight... and I don't think I would be keen on all that attention on her either! Why did you go and have a bunch of cute girls for? And why pray tell did you give them Mum's genes? Hehehehe! Great story sis! Can't wait to come and visit you guys!

Cecily R said...

What a cool thing for your kids to have a mom they knew would be cool with being water attacked!!!

Maggie May said...

Lovely to see a family have fun together like that! Great to have the summer stretch before you!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ THat sounds like a blast! :)

Straight to Your Hart said...

Ah...I love the sounds and actions of summer! That looks like they had a great time...I'm with ya on joining even if not anticipated to:)

Wayne said...

Looks like you all had great fun with the water, great photo friday.

Hey I was also wondering if you guys know any good jokes , if you do I would love for you all to take part in my post on tuesdays called tell a joke tuesday?

Chris said...

It's not summer until mom lets you run through the sprinklers.

Oh, and the creeping car full of guys -- I'm not a fan either (my ELEVEN YEAR OLD was getting catcalls on the way home from school the other day -- granted, she looks 16, but still...)

Mom24 said...

So fun! What a wonderful memory. Great pictures of the sprinkler too.

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Oooooh they got Mom! *L* At least you took it in good fun. ;) Sounds like a wonderful evening.

Emily said...

Glad you joined in on the fun! What a perfect way to welcome summer!

Pam Emmons said...

My kids have spent almost everyday this week in the water. Looks like fun!

Brooke said...

Fun! We had a water fight today, too. The boys say I won. They all had squirt guns...I had the hose! :)

Sharon said...

I am sure your kids loved that you joined them! Sounds like a great start to summer!

rochelle said...

What a fun day! I'm sure your kids loved getting to let loose and just PLAY. Fun story.

echoeve said...

that looks like some fun family times going on.

I love the summer.

thanks for sharing

Lisa said...

Good for you for getting in to the mix. Looks like cool fun.

Lisa

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh now that right there is what I call fun!

Krystyn said...

That looks like a blast. Reminds me of our younger days in the summer.

Robyn said...

The sprinkler is one of those rites of summer. I don't know if it is ever going to be warm enough for that here.

Tristi Pinkston said...

How fun!!

Now, have your hubby go hunt down that carload of boys and put their eyes out!

scrappysue said...

so much fun :)

lisaschaos said...

Lucky you! Can't wait for it to get here! My grandkids would love to play in the sprinkler!

Jennifer said...

We opted for the kiddie pool in the back. As much as I know the two year old would love a sprinkler, I know how much more she'd love for mommy to go running through it with her!

tommie said...

running through the sprinkler is always good fun

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

lol, looks like a blast!! So much fun can be had in a sprinkler!

CC said...

Hurray! What fun! Our nice weather has disappeared and we are wearing coats again around here...

Linda said...

fun fun
I love summer

Holly said...

Great photos! It looks like you had a great time.

Jaina said...

Looks like a ton of fun! I love summer :)