Friday, August 23, 2013

{2013 Summer Bucket List} Play in the Sprinklers

It's true, we are still plugging away at our Summer Bucket List. I don't think we are going to get through the whole thing, but we have certainly had some wonderful adventures this summer!

Last Saturday, we were invited out to our friends' house for a weenie roast and to play in the sprinklers.

Jorge and Renee live on a nice chunk of land a little over an hour away from us. Our families are good friends, so we take turns making the drive to visit each other.
Jorge and Elijah on the tractor.

We don't have animals (unless you count our four monkeys), so the kids discovered something new: The dog food bowl! Abby was so taken with it, she started carrying it around, and then...*ahem*...ate some of the dog food. Her expression was across between, "I like this because it's crunchy," and "This is the worst thing I've ever hand in my mouth."

After that little detour, (gross!) we pulled out all of the sprinklers! I wasn't sure if the kids would find this fun, but they loved it!
 Elijah, Caleb, and Abby


Abby and Ellie 

Elijah and Caleb


Jorge and Renee's daughter, Emma

It's possible that Renee roped me into a water fight with her. I'm sure the kids thought we were nuts!
Caleb, Elijah, and Renee.


Driving all the way out there let me see their newborn, Garrett, again. So cute and cuddly! At only one month old, he insisted that nap time wouldn't be any fun and that he wanted to hang out with the rest of us.
Garrett and his proud Daddy

And then, it was weenie time! I have to tell you, I had chopped onions on my hotdogs, and it was AWESOME! I had no idea that hotdogs could be so good!  I've been craving them all week. Or maybe it's that I just miss the great company!
Elijah, Ellie, Caleb, and dry clothes!

One last silly photo for you. Like the dog food bowl, the dog water bucket held and equal amount of attraction. At first, they were just splashing and dipping random items in the water. But then we looked over and saw Caleb in the bucket, sitting down, and enjoying the dry clothes I put him in after playing the sprinklers! I didn't get to my camera fast enough to take a photo of him actually sitting in it, but I think you get the idea!
It was also nice to hear an update on how Jorge and Renee's new roofing business has been going. They are juggling a house addition, a new business, and a new baby all at once, and doing a fabulous job with all three!

It was a great visit, but I did learn something while we were there. Two sets of clothes for each child is not enough. I need to bring at least three sets per kid. As Renee said while we were there, "I would tell you to move out here by us, but watching your kids [get wet repeatedly] makes me think that might be more work than it's worth!"

Very true! I think we will just stick with visiting for now!


  1. Hee hee hee! Love it! Gonna read this to Jorge! :-)

    1. Lol! I'm sure he appreciated being woken up in the middle of the night!

  2. Looks like a great time! I like the cool sprinklers your friends have! :)

  3. I love the location of the slide! And how fun to eat on the concrete :)

  4. Looks like fun! I should go turn on our sprinkler for my little ones.

    1. We need to pull out ours and our inflatable pool before the summer ends!


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