One of the things I'm trying to take advantage of while on leave from work is spending quality time with the girls. Caroline and I get hours and hours of quality time - Catherine Ellis and I do not. So I've started either letting her stay home with me one day a week or picking her up early from school and doing a fun play date with friends - it's been a hit with all of us! We've had such a good time playing with friends and doing fun things that we'd probably not get to do otherwise!
So this Friday we joined our good friends the Byars at the splash pad in Gardendale - this is Catherine Ellis's new favorite place on earth:) She had a BLAST! The minute we walked through the opening to the splash pad she started squealing and running and never looked back. We were there for a good hour and a half and I had to talk her into leaving. I have a feeling we'll be back soon! It was the perfect afternoon - only a few other families there - so we had plenty of room and Caroline and I had our pick of shady spots under the pavilion within view of Catherine Ellis.