Every evening when I get home from work, Liam wants to play outside. Every. Day.
It's hot outside and it's not my favorite thing. But I suck it up and let him have his fun and I pull weeds, sit on the porch or push him around on his tricycle. I guess it could be worse, there could be mosquitoes. Luckily those pests haven't joined the summer party.
Anyway, as we were finishing up dinner last night, our neighbor (Jackie) and her grandson (Xander) came knocking at our door. They invited us over for water balloon fun! It was a welcome treat... to have a gal to talk to while the boys play. The funny thing is, Jackie is such a kid herself, she is right there with the boys filling up water balloons, hiding their feet in the sandbox and making sandcastles! I don't know where she finds the energy! Liam is lucky enough to play with her in Nursery at church each week too. She really loves working in the Nursery too.
Here are some photos of the boys playing. They got along amazingly well. Both loved the cold water wars... they didn't mind the chilly streams one tiny bit. Such boys! And of course amid their shivers they insisted they were fine.
And tonight, Kara and Joslyn invited us over to play in their little alligator pool. Liam was his regular water baby self and Joslyn quickly got gun shy as Liam started splashing her. She basically watched and laughed as Liam would dive into the pool or jump around and splash. Later they played on the trike so nicely together. Liam even let her wear his hat... he totally loves her. And then when it was time to walk home, they gave such sweet hugs and the perfect little kiss. I love how she is a bit shorter than him and she has to reach up to smooch.