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!