We had a "last hooray" play date before I had my surgery with my great Auburn gals and their children. We decided since it was mid-summer and no splash pad action had been enjoyed in a while that we'd head out to the splash pad in Gardendale. We love that place! It's well worth the drive and just what the doctor ordered when it comes to cooling off.
The girls had a blast as did I catching up with my girls - it's always so much fun to catch up while watching our children play - life coming full circle for sure. I enjoyed my last solo play date with the girls - I knew I would not be able to lift them for 6 weeks so I wanted one last time to have all the glory of motherhood to myself - for the time being:) It was perfect!
I'll let the pictures tell the story:
Ready for the splash pad
Scoping out the pad
Meeting a new friend
Catching water ... so much fun!
Playing, playing, playing ...
Someone eventually refused to wear her hat ...
Hayes and Catherine Ellis spraying the soaker gun
Sweet friends, Caroline (in the blue and yellow), Madeline (orange and black) and Catherine Ellis
Sharing the spout (Caroline and Catherine Ellis)
Big sister showing little sister how to turn the water on ....
Allison and her sweet girls - Madeline and Mary
Fun in the sun!
Caroline has been to one other splash pad earlier this summer, but if you remember she ate the entire time and cared nothing about the H2O. :) This was the first time she truly experienced all the water and she loved it - I hope you can hear her in the video - she's saying "oooohhhhhhhh, ahhhhhhhhhh" over and over and over. Pure bliss.