7.23.2009

Dad and Otter Pops make everything better

The other Saturday was one of those chore kind of days. It was dad-less, hot, and we didn't get out of the house much. Casey helped a friend move in the morning, then he headed to the library to finish up a work project (he rarely works on weekends so I can't complain), and then we babysat our friends Owen and Paige for the evening. Let's just say we were ready to have our Dad home.

While he worked, the kids had fun playing with their friends. It took me a while to catch on here but big Owen and Lucy were running through the house yelling, "the monster's coming!" And that poor little monster being.....sweet Paigey. Here they are trying to hide from her by the back door. If you look close you can see Lucy in the corner there, behind Owen:
Could that sweet face be any sort of monster to you?? Thankfully she thought it was all fun and continued to run after them:
Though the kids had fun inside, when Casey got home at 6:30 the real party began. We ditched the hot apartment and played in the water outside (I wasn't brave enough to wrangle everyone on my own....we have no fence on the yard). We went WT style and everyone ran around in undies while Casey sprayed the hose:
Gotta love a good sagging diaper:
and when water time was done.....Otter Pops! Casey knows just how to brighten our day.
These faces were just asking for a photo op. Paige has beautiful eyes:
and a spunky personality:
Lucy is always delicate when she eats (almost) anything. She's usually pretty clean coming out of it:
So it was especially fun watching Owen go to town on his green Otter Pop:
Good thing they all took a bath afterward!

Little Owen tagged along the whole night, watching and following what the big kids were doing. And sportin a nice scrape on his nose:
All cleaned up, watching a show, and ready for bed. Four little monkeys. Being a mom is challenging but there's nothing sweeter than looking at this at the end of the day:

13 comments:

Jean said...

They are all so cute! Gosh, talk about a fun time at the babysitter's!!! I just pull out some of Weston's toys and put on a Sesame Street DVD (hahaha).

The Hunt House said...

Thanks so much for tackling that crew. Those pictures were so dang cute!!!! If you can watch 4 of those ages, you can do anything!!

Nicole said...

Oh they are all so cute! What a fun play date. Love that Casey sprayed them while they ran around in their undies. Good times, good times!

Linsey said...

Something about being alone with the kids on Saturday is worse than during the week -- it feels like the universe if off kilter. Looks like it was a great end to a long day.

lyndsey said...

lol cute pics. i love lucy's little tan line.

Saunja said...

What a sweet, cute post. Summer is so hot and so fun with water and otter pops! I love the last picture of the four of them all cleaned up and watching a movie on the couch.

luvinthemommyhood said...

Yum, Yum!

Wendi said...

It's true about dad knowing how to make everything better- even for mom, right?! Cute kids, and poor Owen's nose:(

Joe and Marci said...

Dads and otter pops are like magic, especially on a Saturday. I love the last picture,those kids are darling!

dietcokegrrl said...

How did I not comment on this??

Great way to beat the hot weather--love all the pics!

Becky said...

I love how you make the most adorable swimsuits ever and still, there are times when nothing is cuter than them running around doing water fun naked or in their undies.

B Brown said...

Playing in the hose naked, in diapers or in undies just has to to be done for toddlers in the summer. and Otter Pops? Now I have to run to Costco for a box. I love those things.

Camille said...

i love that pic of the kids on the stairs with their otter pops. perfect summer image! that was probably the best relief when casey got home and was able to help out.