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.

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That lasted about 30 seconds.

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

Jillian was hesitant at first...

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

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Here, they were dipping their faces into the water.

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One of them liked it...

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and one of them did not!

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

Such a fun time...one 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}

5 comments:

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