Monday, April 22, 2013

More Fun in FL

One of my favorite things about our trip to FL was that on the property we were staying on, there is a washed out dam that would have controlled water in a spring fed pond. Since the dam was broken and gone, the water from the pond to the river was really low. Like ankle deep on the middles. So, it was a perfect place to play!  Low water, squishy mud, lots of sand, and FL sun makes for a perfect day in this Mama's world. There was literally nothing that the kids could really get hurt on and without enough water to be hazardous, it made for quite a bit of less-supervised play. 

There was also time when the adults did play :)  The Uncles had lots of fun entertaining all the kids. I am so glad that our kids have uncles and a Daddy who are fun. 

You can see behind the girls the big build up of sand. This is where the dam would have made a bridge that crossed over the water - had it not washed away.....

There were all kinds of crawly things and minnows in the shallow water. 
So, those were really fun to look for :)

Uncle Luke and Harmony came up with the idea to have 
"boat" races - with the boats, of course, being cupcake holders. 

and then the uncles made an aquarium complete with live things 
and "natural environment" stuff like grass and dirt :)

These picture make me laugh - not only because Rob and Luke came up with the idea to do pictures like this but because Harmony got the picture from such a great angle.
 I'm sure her version is much better than mine!

And then there was this piece of the washed-out dam. Uncle Luke and Uncle Rob decided that a tunnel behind that sticking out part was in order......
so they started digging.....
and dug some more......
and then all of a sudden, the entire thing collapsed!! It was awesome and funny - especially because there were no children buried under the big pile of dirt - just uncles :)

and after the collapse, it was like a whole new dirt pile to play on!

Proof that Aunt April ventured out to play too!

1 comment:

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Love these... and I'm so sad the Bradleys missed out on all this fun! It makes me smile to see cute kiddos wading in their undies, Olivia holding Grammie's hand, and kids being kids in the dirt and creek water - reminds me of when we were little and I love that.

Also, that last picture of Cadence and Caleb is a keeper. It belongs in a frame.