Sunday, June 20, 2010

Beatin' the Heat

For an early Father's Day celebration, we packed up on Saturday morning and headed down to visit the C-Town family. We started out at Grammy and Gramps' pool, where Audrey got to sport her fancy, high-tech swimsuit floatie:

Audrey in her OP life vest-swimsuit combo

The water was the perfect temperature, the weather was hot and muggy, and it didn't take long for Audrey to decide that being in the water was the place to be. The swimsuit made her quite buoyant, and Grammy had no trouble towing her around the shallows.

Audrey takes the plunge with Grammy


Audrey and Grammy chat, poolside

Eventually, the neat-o swimsuit became a little cumbersome, and it was time for a wardrobe change. While changing, Gramps brought down some watermelon, and once in her more conventional suit, Audrey's attention temporarily shifted from pool to watermelon... and chalk...

Audrey wearing Daddy's hat, snacking on watermelon, and coloring with chalk

Quite a multitasker

It wasn't long before Audrey noticed the wacky noodles floating around the edges of the pool. She didn't know quite what to do with them, but she couldn't keep her hands off of them. Who could blame her? Especially when Grammy lets you whack her on the head...

Grammy showing Audrey how to whack whack whack

Trying to lift a water-logged "wacky noooooodlall"

Finally, Daddy jumped in, and Audrey got to splash, practice blowing bubbles, and run around the first and second steps at the shallow end of the pool.

Daddy and Audrey in the pool


Splash Splash Splash!


We concluded the day with a second pool visit at Nanny and Granddaddy's, a cookout with some killer burgers, hotdogs, potato salads, and baked beans, and a smooth ride home, just in time for bathtime. It was a good day.

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