The sun in the Pacific Northwest has been a fickle creature this summer. Temperatures have been on the cool side. Clouds and Rain menacingly make their presence known like a couple of gangsters flicking their switchblades open and closed in a shadowy alley, faces blank. When we get days of pure sunlight we do not waste them.
This summer we have purchased a wading pool for the boys and it is a huge hit. The other day Cody had the brilliant idea to combine the big plastic climbing toy with the wading pool to create our very own water slide. It worked like a charm!
The boys were quite excited about it but the slide was slow. They added water with their aqua zookas for more speed.
After a while they decided to don their goggles and look for sea life. As you can imagine there was not much to be found.
But they sure were cute in their new goggles.
As with any activity they do together there are fights. At one point Carter, who was soaking wet and having a great time, accused Cody of splashing water on him. Carter’s great temper flared and he ran to the end of the yard to pout. I followed and, with my camera clicking, started doing a live documentary on the creature known only as the Grumpy Cartersaurus.
Apparently Grumpy Cartersauruses find documentaries funny for it did not take him long to start grinning. The grin was followed by what I can only describe as a superhero POW of his fist as he leapt up and ran off. With order once again restored in the universe there was no time to waste – the water slide was beckoning.