Sunday, May 15, 2011

Our fancy new pool!

I don't mean to brag, but we installed a new pool recently. It goes nicely with our burned up deck! The girls think it is awesome, no matter what size it is.

They actually LOVE that they don't have to wear floaties or a ring in it, and they can play relatively unsupervised. And by unsupervised, I mean not necessarily IN the pool with them.

Ellie has this other new toy that she thinks is the

And if I get my hands on the person who bought it for her, I may choke them!

She has absolutely no concept that she shouldn't come up and squirt you right in the face. Namely, that is the case because when she did it to Todd, I could NOT contain my laughter. Then, as I sat there totally unassuming, and totally dressed, and she soaked me in my chest/ belly, Todd couldn't stop laughing. We are definitely sending mixed signals!

And then came time for sweet revenge!

Gabbi doesn't even know what she's running from. She's just running. Like Forrest Gump....
"I am runnnnnnning."

Ellie looked for refuge from every angle.

That sucker can reach about 15 feet!

And sorry Ellie, but I am rooting for daddy on this one. Look at her thinking she is being all sly as he looks away, possibly just putting up a decoy!

And then she reared her mean ol head, and Daddy attacked!

She squealed with delight!! And then the sucker TURNED On me! He gave the water gun to the enemy! So she could give me an enema!

Etu Brute? Etu?!

Once again, mixed signals.... as I scream, "Ellie, I have my camera!!", Todd is cheering her on, "GO get mama. Go get her, Ellie."

I may have to have that fancy pool removed!



Amy K said...

Laughing at all of fun!
Can you please send some of your warm weather this way? It's a whopping 38 degrees this morning. Brrr! Looking forward to our days being filled with sun & water!

Jeni said...

Thanks for my morning chuckle!! So many wonderful memories being made.

Amber said...

Looks like you all had a blast. It was only nice here for a week and now it's back to being cold. I sure hope summer gets here so we can enjoy some outdoor fun. Gabbi and Ellie sure do have some great parents.

Kris said...

Thanks for the morning laugh - I can totally see that happening and hear the giggles.

tricia said...

" I may have to have that fancy pool removed! "....or the water gun mysteriously disappears! LOL

Fun summer times!

Sam said...

If you want to payback whoever gave her the water gun....give them the colored bubbles! I bought two of each color for my daughter's birthday party only to realize they are not very washable! And they are a sticky mess! The pool looks like fun!

p.s.. my sister had on white pants....not so white anymore!

kimybeee said...

i love forest gump!!! he applies to everything lol

Renee said...

LOL! That girl is a trip but I have to guess she has earned it honestly.

Kaia said...

Haha! Kids are pretty easily pleased at that age as long as it holds water!

Deb M. said...

Summer fun . . . .had me a BLAST . . . .Oh the shear JOY on Ellie's face chasing her Mama with the squirty thing! I can almost hear her squeals through the computer. She's having the time of her life. I LOVE seeing Tod with the girls. Your right, he makes a GREAT girl daddy! Oh is he in for a surprise in a few years!

Kim said...

Too cute!! Seeing the pictures, I can almost hear the giggles coming right out of them!! These are the special times ~ you are truly blessed! I see a special little attachment Gabbi has with that bag ~ she is not letting it down for anything....I even saw that same bag in the Easter post too!!

Emily said...

I have to admit, I read the whole post! and I laughed my head off!!! Too funny! Its probably a good thing that Ellie and Stormie don't get to hang out!