On Tuesday we made a run out to Wal-Mart to get a few things for the kids to do. Let me tell you, when you live out in the country (I’m talking endless dirt roads and wild turkeys running around country) going to the Wal-Mart is a big deal. It means making sure you’ve eaten, brought toys for the kids to play with in the car and let all the dogs out to pee before you go, cuz it’s gonna be awhile. Seriously, it’s like a 20 minute drive…one way! I guess 20 minutes really doesn’t seem that far, but considering I can get to at least 2 Wally Worlds and 3 Targets within 5-10 minutes where I live, it felt like an eternity.
We ended up buying a small pool for Harper to play in, and some balls for the boys to kick around the house and some bubbles. It was Harpers first experience with bubbles, and he just couldn’t figure them out. He was really interested with the leaves that were out on the deck though, and he kept picking them up and tearing them apart. Should have probably skipped Wally World and just gathered a bucket of leaves.
He really enjoyed the baby pool. He would grab the hose and hold it to his tummy, which of course would nearly take his breath away the water was so cold. And, when he got tired of that, he’d lean all the way down till his face touched the water and try to get a little drink.
Those “little” drinks often turned into coughing jags, so we had to put the binkie in place so that he wouldn’t keep trying to drink the water. He enjoyed standing up to the side of the pool and throwing out the toys we bought for him to play with too…
I just realized it looks like Tony is pinching him in the picture above, but I assure you he isn’t. No pinching in our house. It’s a rule.
When Landon noticed how much fun Harper was having in the pool, he decided it was time for him to get in on the fun. Only Landon’s idea of fun is often trouble, so his dad had to teach him a lesson.
Sometimes being taller with longer arms is an advantage…this is one of those times.