Amara loves playing in water! She loves bubble baths. She loves jumping in mud puddles! She loves playing with the waves at the beach. She loves playing in the sprinklers and she LOVES being chased by Grandma and the hose. She loves getting drinks out of that hose that result in getting drenched. She loves riding down the slide into a water fall from the hose. And this years she learned she loved turning her wagon into a swimming pool or the ocean. I love playing all these games with her but I sometimes miss that I don’t get cooled off by the water, I just get hotter from chasing her.
So this year when Amara asked me what I wanted for my birthday I told her Super Soakers! And yesterday we got to try them out for the first time! We had a blast. Of course I had told her there was no way she would ever be able to get ME wet! After all I am bigger and faster — oh she got me! She got me really good a couple of times. Grandpa came out to take pictures — it is hard enough trying to “run the hose” and the camera at the same time. I knew I could never safely control my gun while trying to hang on to my camera! It left me free to focus on getting that girl wet!
Amara loves her swing set but it is even more fun when you add water!
Getting ready to slide down. No water here.
She loves having the water at the end of the slide but the grass gets very slippery.
Who knew you could turn a wagon into a pool?
Or that if you added fish it became the ocean. Those fish kept biting her toes.
What a beautiful smile.
Just a little drink Grandma.
Oh that is so good!
Never trust a Grandma with a hose!
If you keep bouncing out you have to keep adding water.
Puffer Face (puffed with water)
Grandma Kc’s Birthday Gift Matching Super Soakers
Do you see that little Devil gleam in her eye?
Our first chance trying them out was late Friday afternoon.
Out of control! You can tell I’ve already hit her a couple of times! She is very wet.
Filling our tanks.
Checking her water level.
Grandma! You got me in the eye!
Trying to take cover on the porch.
For those of you who may be curious the Super Soaker box said they would shoot up to 25 feet and I think that was pretty close. They are a blast to play with and I highly recommend them for a great way to cool off in the summer.
This post has been linked to the GRAND Social blogging event at Grandmas Briefs.