Monday, July 7, 2008

Water

This weeks summer SPT challenge was water, and water is always a big part of summer. We have long cold winters, and short but relatively hot summers. It is also Stampede week right now in Calgary, so every morning there are free pancake breakfasts all over the city, a sprinkling of free BBQ's of course daily activities at the actual stampede, and cowboy hats, boots and western shirts everywhere you look. On Saturday we went to a Stampede breakfast at Chaparral Lake, ate a quick pancake breakfast, and then went to enjoy the beach.
The water was actually quite warm, although I wouldn't really be swimming in it, but wading was great!
Ethan LOVED it. He kept filling the bucket up with wet sand, and dumping it all over him. I had some very dirty boys to bring home, but they were happy, and we had fun.
that we right after a jump into the water, although it looks like he thinks that water is might cold, but he was swimming and splashing away.
and I just love pictures of my boys, even when they would much rather ignore me and keep playing.

14 comments:

Laura said...

I am so excited I found your blog.....

lelly said...

it looks like a fantastic day in the water!!

Chris said...

I wish we lived near the beach. The kids love the sand!

Amber Grannis said...

I never would've thought Canada could get warm enough for summer swimmin'. Cute boys!!

Windy said...

I'm with you - wading rather than swimming - unless it's a chlorinated pool. I had a fish nibble on my toe once when swimming in a lake and I've never been comfortable getting back into "natural" water again.

Sarah said...

Playing in the sand is always so much fun. We don't live near water so when we travel near a beach we make sure we get in plenty of sand playing time.

Courtney said...

what a great day at playing in the water! your boys are darling! i'm private, but email me and i'll send you an invite courtneymilius@hotmail.com

The Cahoon Family said...

awww, what cute boys you have. Looks like a really fun day.

Jeanette said...

Lucky girl! I wish I lived by the beach. Your boys are adorable!

Rachael said...

I remember as a kid going to the beach and having sand in every crack and crevice. Not fun!

Lene said...

They look like they are having so much fun.

Dacia said...

Looks like a fun mess! Cute boys!

Bren's Life said...

What a fun day. All the free food sounds great.. How fun!

CrabbyFamily said...

what cute kiddos! nothing like a little mud in your shorts to top off the summer! :-)