You’d be hard pressed to find a water-averse person around this house. Our girls adore the water (oceans, lakes, streams, pools, baths, water guns, buckets of water in the backyard, cups of water that they can fill with a motley assortment of materials and sneak into the house, etc.) and so do Catherine and Hannah. So I guess it’s only natural that we spent a fair bit of time at the pool and the ocean in the last two days.
Yesterday was pool day, which was made even more special because TubaDad could join us. Poor guy never gets to frolic in the pool with us. The girls were giddy that they got to swim with daddy and show him all their new tricks.
Catherine and Hannah basked in the pool too. Hannah liked to jump in and get her head wet. I tried to get a few mama/daughter pics for Catherine because I know how it is when you’re always the one holding the camera:
After the pool, TubaDad left on a business trip (I will NOT lock him out when he returns this time, will not will not will not) and the five girls gleefully headed toward the nearest mall. Unfortunately, our plans were somewhat thrown off by the kids who suddenly started snoring in the back. Oops.
No prob. Catherine and I just tag teamed who was sitting in the car and who ran into Target. Then for some weird reason after everyone woke up, Catherine broke her solemn vow to never again go purse shopping with me as long as we both shall live. Whoa!!! You know I was lightning fast to accept the offer. We raced to Kohl’s (the only place still open after 7pm on the 4th of July) and -- drumroll please -- I think I actually found a keeper. We’ll see, heh heh. My fave line of the day was when we walked in and I picked up one of those big bags with cute little short rounded handles and said “Ooooo, I wonder if I could learn to like this style?” and without missing a beat Catherine commanded “NO! Put it down!” and we moved on to my customary style of over-the-shoulder straps. Hee! You gotta love shopping with someone who knows you so well and isn’t afraid to be honest (and right!!!). This post is getting way too long already, so I’m afraid that Monday’s beach pictures will have to go in another post. We met up with beach locals Kayce and Jen and their brood of adorable kiddos up in Santa Cruz and have oh-so-many beach firsts to share.