Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Frozen Concoctions...with a Shower on the side...

We spend several, glorious weeks visiting our hometown during the summer. The girls get some excellent cousin and grandparent time...and I would be lying if I didn't admit to enjoying the low key days and many dinners out with various relatives. :-)

It may have been the general air of joie de vivre that we embrace on vacation...or maybe just the thought of a good photo op...but a quiet trip to the local coffee shop during our visit last month turned into great summer fun in the blink of an eye...and I can't say for sure who enjoyed it more...the girls or me! :-)

We were leaving the shop after a {brain freezing} drink...when the girls took notice of a ground fountain in the courtyard outside. They asked if they could "dip their feet"...

...and, here, is the rest of the story...(and proof that I CAN be a fun mom from time to time...ha! :-))

At first...they WERE mild mannered and demure. Perfect little ladies.


That lasted about 30 seconds.


(and really...with a face like that...would you deny her???)

Jillian was hesitant at first...


...but soon got as carried away as Lia!



Here, they were dipping their faces into the water.


One of them liked it...


and one of them did not!


(don't worry...those tears lasted a total of 3 seconds!)

Such a fun of those unexpected joys that just happens along in a day's time. Despite the wet ride home, Lia has already asked to "go to the coffee shop" again when we visit later this month. :-)

{Photos edited in Lightroom with Presets from One Willow}


Laurie said...

LOVE this post! It's how I try so hard (and so often fail) to live my life. You're right- the look on Lia's face shows how necessary it is to just let go and have FUN! :)

Courtney said...

Cute pictures. I love that summer offers us all the chance to be carefree.

Sharon Ankerich said...

Darling girls on a beautiful summer day! XO

Jodee said...

What a fun trip to the coffee shop! I love these pictures!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh! I love, love, LOVE these pictures of your sweet babies in the fountain! I am glad you said yes. Too many mothers today would say no! We need more moms that say yes : )

I think OwowCow is closed for the night, but promise me you will check it out tomorrow. You are going to be 100% in love. : ) Seriously.

Wishing you the best week ever! Love, Becky