Wow! I haven't posted in almost a week. Shame on me! I thought to myself today, "If I'm going to do this blog, I need to keep on it. I need to be much more intentional with it." So, that is my new goal -- to be more intentional with it. The business world would say that goal wasn't defined enough. But, this blog is not part of the business world (Yeah!). So, it's not going to be any more defined than that.
So, moving on -- my good friend Andrea plans playdates at the park each Thursday morning this summer. She plans it for all of the kids in our Young Married Sunday School class (though others are most certainly welcome). Since Luke's not walking yet, he just likes to go and swing and watch the other kids. A couple of times this summer, however, it's been sooooo hot even in the morning that we've met at a "Sprinkler Park" (part of another park) in a town near us. I wasn't sure how Luke would react to it, but I wanted him to at least try it. It turns out that he didn't mind it at all.
BTW -- these photos are from almost three weeks ago -- shame on me for the delay.
Here's one of him crawling around in the "sprinkling" water. Sorry -- that is indeed my lovely leg on the right side of this photo. I just didn't take the time to crop it out.
A couple of times, though, the water sprayed out a bit too hard for Luke. So, he fussed just a bit and crawled back to me. Then, once the hard spraying water stopped, he crawled back out there.
Overall -- the sprinkler park was a hit for Luke. If it gets really hot yet before the sprinkler park closes, we'll have to go again.
Here are some very cute photos of some other kids from the Young Married group that day. Thanks Andrea for taking the photos with my camera while I tended to Luke.
First, it's Ava, sporting her two-piece. Ava LOVES to be in photos.
And now, here's Ava and Ollie.
Here's Gracie and Ava. They are, I think, about a month apart in age.
Finally, here's Ollie, Gracie, and Ava....
After getting a bit tired of the water, most of the kids trotted right behind the water to the regular park. Of course, the swings were an attraction.
Here's Luke in the swing -- thinking he's "hot stuff" without his shirt on.
Ava likes to swing next to Luke, and that day was no exception.
Little Miss Ellie was on the swings as well. She wanted her mom, Rachel, to do an "underdoggy." Rachel does great "underdoggies."
After leaving, I had to satisfy my intense addiction for "Sonic's" Mango Limeades (if you haven't tried one, you should). Unfortunately, the "Sonic" in this town doesn't do as good of a job as the "Sonic" close to where I live (at least that's my opinion). That day, when I stopped there, I ordered a Medium Mango Limeade, and I paid for a Medium Mango Limeade. However, what I got was a....
Yep, a LARGE Mango Limeade -- fortunately for me, the teenagers who were working were not paying attention to what they were doing. They made the wrong size. When I brought it to their attention, they didn't care.
On the short ride home, Luke did fall asleep in the car. He was all "tuckered out." He's used to still getting a brief morning nap, and that morning, his morning nap was in the car.
**And no, he's not just in a diaper (as somebody pointed out to me). He's in his swimming trunks without a shirt on -- again, thinking he's "hot stuff."
Thanks Andrea for planning all of this!
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