On August 18th, I took the kids up to Lake Samm for one a morning of play in the lake and on the beach. I absolutely love being up here in the morning because the lake is so quite, calm, and peaceful. I also love seeing my children enjoy the #1 place of so many of my favorite, child memories. After a picnic lunch, we packed up and headed back to my parent's house for Ella's afternoon nap and a dinner made my grandma! Here are the kiddos heading out on to the dock.
All three of them looking for little minnows in the water.
My cuties before jumping in the water and getting wet.
Logan flashing me a smile.
Ella testing out the water before jumping into my arms several times and swimming around in the deep end. I can't get over how much more brave she is than her older brother and sister were at this age.
On August 25th, we headed off to our favorite, little water park in Tacoma called Kandle Park. I always promise Lia that I will try to take them to both of Tacoma's water parks each summer, but I had a harder time making it happen this summer due to the cloudy and cooler weather we had a lot when we were home from our vacations. Luckily, Ron and I were able to take them to Stewart Heights last week on a warm evening after he came home from work and we were able to slip out today with our friends who live up the hill to Kandle Park. I absolutely love the toddler pool at this park and could spend an entire afternoon rolling around in it. Here are my kiddos frolicking in the water under the little, dump buckets.
Logan and Lia playing in the water toys.
My cute boy soaking it all up!
Ella running under the water tunnels.
My little mermaid.
Logan spraying one of the giant, water guns.
Lia with her good friend, Bella, who moved into our neighborhood last fall.
Ella spraying a water gun.
Logan and Liam running through the water tunnel.
The kiddos and me in the toddler pool.
Lia and Bella spent the majority of the afternoon in the giant wave pool while my friend, Alisa, and I took turns going back and forth watching them.
Although Logan and Ella played a lot in the wave pool, we kept on returning back to the toddler pool for more fun.
Quite possibly the cutest, little toddler around!
Logan and Ella also loved playing in the baby pool. Logan started falling in sideways towards the end of our afternoon there. It was so funny looking!
Although the entire week of August 29th was forecasted to be cooler and cloudy, we woke up to a very sunny morning on this day! Since it was totally unexpected, we hadn't planned on doing anything fun, but we all decided to take advantage of this weather and made an impromptu trip to our favorite splash pad in Tacoma on Titlow Beach. I just love this park! Here are the kiddos eating lunch.
We played for quite some time in the splash pad before heading over to the awesome park. Here are Logan and Lia under one of the "water umbrellas" that we love to play in.
Lia under the giant, water umbrella.
I just love this picture of Logan screaming while the water hits him from underneath.
Ella stepping on the water that squirts up from the ground.
I am usually the only parent running around in any splash pad we go to, but I can't handle sitting on the sides on a hot day and not getting wet. We tried taking a picture with my camera's self timer, and this is as good as we got (I am not sure why Logan decided to hide his face behind Lia).
The kids had a lot of fun playing at the park. Here are Logan and Lia climbing around on one of the fabulous structures.
Logan climbing up the ropes.
Ella taking a big step!
Ella and Logan swinging away.
Logan spinning around.
All three kiddos spinning around!