I found out about this awesome little lake that’s pretty close to our house. We went there in the late afternoon to see if it was any good.
It has been a super long time since my kids got to go swimming so they were very excited! They had the bestbest time ever. It was awesome.
I held Everett almost the whole time. He loved watching his siblings playing in the water. He loved watching the water, too! He was enthralled with everything basically 🙂
I couldn’t find Ember’s swimming suit before we left so she was wearing Sierra’s old size 6 swimsuit top with her regular old undies! She was cute even with a thrown together swim outfit!
I love being a mom… as difficult as it can be, there are just so many parts that are magical. In a few years I won’t look down and see this view:
I just love.my.kids.so.much!
Those healing hands, holding on to me. I’m so lucky to be the one he grips… just so lucky.
I tried putting Everett in his chair for a while so I could play a bit better with the other kids a few feet from him. Luckily we were basically alone at the lake so it felt safe to have him sitting right there with a perfect view of us.
Having a go at sand castle building for, I think, the very first time in his life!
It’s getting late. It’s getting chilly. Time to go!
But first a snack.
I was smart and brought a gallon jug filled with tap water and a bottle of hand soap. After changing, the kids were able to fully wash their hands and enjoy their food without lake water hands! It was such a good moment hanging out by our car snacking and hanging out after such a good time swimming.
Bath time once home. I obviously didn’t photograph the older girls during their showers. haha! But these three munchkins… I don’t bathe them all together very often, usually only when I want to rush things because we get home late. But seeing them all there in the tub together is fun 🙂 (that’s not Everett’s wiener showing in the pic, btw, it’s his hand holding his wiener! haha, boys!)