These two played sweetly together all day too:
Talk about a couple of peas in a pod! I think they really enjoyed their day of manliness including range time, grilling steaks, and a trip to Rural King.
Meanwhile, we ladies took a walk downtown. We made it all the way to the Plaza (not bad for two grownups vs. 4 children ages 3 and under) where the fountain was on! It was soooo hot... and the girls were getting sooooo cranky. It was the perfect day for a splash in a fountain. And then as we were approaching--as in, a matter of feet away from it--THE FOUNTAIN TURNED OFF. AND NEVER TURNED BACK ON. It was really kind of pathetic to watch the girls splash around in the puddles... but they seemed happy enough. I will be forever bitter.
So we went home and turned on the sprinkler. And then three out of four girls made poo-poo in their swimsuits! When the boys came back they could smell the explosions as soon as they came in the house. Bleh!
We got really dirty.....
Oh look, here are the fountain pictures:
These two are also peas in a pod:
They go around eating up the leftovers off everyone else's plates, and being grumpy. And then when they get tired, they run into things and fall down a lot.
Pink-Pink had a great time too...
And what would a summer day be without watermelon?!
It was so nice to have them here. And great that they were able to come on Martin's day off! Thanks for the visit, Clare and Nick!
In other news, it's going to be hot-hot-hot around here for the next few days, making me ever the more thankful that Martin picked up a kiddie pool at Rural King last night for a whopping $8. (Still cheap, but two dollars more than last year's!) I know it's lazy of me, but I think eight dollars is a worthy price to not have to scrub out and re-shape the plastic pool from last summer. I've given myself WEEKS to get that job done, and I'm glad Martin realized first what I was denying: It wasn't going to happen. Ever.
I'm definitely going to be making some carrot cake for this weekend's Fathers Day activities too. DEFINITELY.