Saturday morning fun with the five little ones (in our care for the weekend).
We cautiously walked down the wooden stairs to the creek below.
The woods were quiet, and the water sparkled with the look of a million diamonds.
We had just purchased five pairs of water shoes at the local Walmart.
School is over! It is the weekend! Why not kick back and just chill in the warm sun!
Let me tell you, my husband and I were constantly "on duty", making sure everyone was
accounted for at any given moment. Despite the shallowness of the water, there were areas
that were best for them to play in.
Five children, two buckets, two shovels, and one chair in which to sit in the water.
Instantly we both took on the role of life guards and referees:), wondering the whole time
why we did not bring more buckets?
They dug in the mud, and discovered all types of little creatures.
Eagerly I gazed at the worms, the clams, the water bugs, and the
the collection of smooth stones that each one found fascinating.
You know what? I raised three daughters in my lifetime, and for
some reason I did not have many encounters with the above mentioned
creatures. I conjured up all the enthusiasm possible, whenever I was
shown each discovery. All the while, cringing inside.
I loved watching their carefree spirits as they eagerly partook in this
Saturday morning adventure.
At the end of our time in the water, we had a picnic on the lawn of my brother and sister-
in-law's home. We all appreciated their kind generosity, in sharing their creek and back
yard with us.
One little guy loves his paw pa so much, that he wanted to wear his hat, his sunglasses,
and his sandals to eat the picnic lunch. For dessert, we all ate my donuts from yesterday's
post, in celebration of National Donut Day.
The weather is gorgeous today! Hope you are enjoying your day, and I do hope it does
not include gazing at too many slimly little worms:)