A Sunny Day

May 26, 2014

It was the first day of the year that warranted a swimming costume, oodles of sun cream and a paddling pool of water. Not to mention the wonderful hat we fell in love with last Summer.

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Seeing a paddling pool full of water pleased POD greatly. She enjoyed watching the reflections although it wasn’t long before it was cluttered with watering cans, a bucket and a few flowers.

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It was unbelievable to see this long-legged person tower over a pool that was perfect a year ago. POD’s recently shot up gaining a couple of inches in the last two months alone. The plait she requested made her look even older.

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Having decided against going in the pool straightaway, POD got comfortable on a chair filling various implements with water. It’s amazing how long you can busy yourself for when tipping one bucket of water into another! POD had not wanted hot water added to her pool but quickly realised it was cold without! She wanted to give the feet a dip though.

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After laughing at her “yellow bucket shoes” she emptied a sandpit of water onto the grass to create a muddy puddle. She  jumped up and down with glee at her creation

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before heading back to the pool to wash her muddy feet and do it all again.

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With the paddling pool full of garden toys and emptied of half its water, forward rolls were on the agenda. POD even requested a photograph be taken while she was upside down.

Swingball became the focus once she’d tired of water play – as you’d expect a racket was not required! This approach was short-lived though after she toppled over.

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Swingball did become part of a magic show after that – the ball turning into a rabbit that leapt from her hat.

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After practicing her jumping skills and asking if she could have a unicorn, POD took to the swing. She rocked to and fro occasionally running to increase her speed. It wasn’t a day for running around too much although we did a bit of that as well as the obligatory jumping on Daddy.

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The bubbles made an appearance a little later. It took POD a while to realise you don’t need to blow really hard but she did crack it. She learnt a valuable lesson in not licking your fingers afterwards – as did I!

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Linking up with #whatsthestory here on PODcast.

 

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  • Moolboots May 26, 2014 at 6:27 am

    Pod looks like she is having much fun in the sun! Love how summery she is and I love her attire!

  • Sarah MumofThree World May 26, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Such lovely photos. It’s amazing what pleasure can be had on a sunny day! Let’s hope we get lots more of them soon.

  • Iona@redpeffer May 26, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Sunny days are simply wonderful. I do hope we have more to come. Lovely photo’s 🙂

  • YouBabyMeMummy May 26, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Ah such lovely photo’s huni. I adore her swimming costume, so cute. x

  • The Reading Residence May 26, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Looks like she had such a lovely day! The sunshine really does make the simplest of things into adventures. Gorgeous photos x

  • Coombemill May 26, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Bring back the warm sunny days, it is far too cold here today. I love the hat, it makes a wonderful splash of colour in the photos as well as keeping the sun off.

  • Sophie Lovett May 26, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Beautiful pictures! So fantastic to finally get some sunny days. We haven’t got the paddling pool out here yet but I can’t imagine it will be very long… x

  • Dean May 26, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    So cute! I love her hat too 🙂 Yes, yes, yes to paddling pools! Now if only the sun would come back and all will be grand again 🙂

  • Lou's Lake Views May 26, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    We finally have some summery weather too, fab isn’t it. I adore your photos 😀

  • Jenny May 26, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Ahhh glad you got to make the most of the sunshine and fun times with the paddling pool. Love the hat!!! So cute and really suits her. Love that she got to wear her swim suit and really make the most of summer already. Hope it long lasts to see more happy sunshine post like this. Thanks for hosting my lovely. #whatsthestory

  • Jeannette @autismmumma May 26, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    That is such a lovely hat, great photos too. Now can we have some more sunshine please?

  • Susie Dove May 26, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Just gorgeous,

  • Karen Bell May 26, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Aw, looks like a wonderful time in the sun. I love that sun hat!

  • LauraCYMFT May 26, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Looks like such a gorgeous day. We haven’t had that kind of sunshine yet! Hope it arrives soon!

  • Cheenu Lott May 26, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Lovely pictures captured of an angel ! Childhood days are really awesome, no tensions. She made me remind of my childhood days.

  • Louise Perry Fairweather May 26, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    I know the hot weather was only a week ago but it seems so much longer. Pod looks like shes having great fun x

  • Sam @ And then the fun began... May 26, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    What a gorgeous hat and swimming costume too! I don’t know quite why but there is something about little girls swimming costumes and tights that make me wish I’d had a girl – they can just be so cute. Looks like POD had a fab day in the sun – I remember my step-daughter loving a paddling pool aged about 3 – we used to swing her around in circles with her feet sweeping around in the water creating eddies – she thought it was the best thing ever!

  • Super Busy Mum May 26, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Pod is such a sweetie and I love her rainbow style hat! All I saw where smiles in those photos and a super happy little girl having fun in the sun! Love it. x

  • Abigail May 27, 2014 at 4:22 am

    What a lovely sunny day!
    To see frustration and realization in our kids eyes while blowing bubbles is priceless!

  • The Mini Mes and Me May 27, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I love her hat!! So pretty and vibrant.
    It sounds as though she has grown so much since the last time the pool was in action. I noticed the same with my two recently too. Time goes quickly! xx

  • Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault May 27, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Sunshine : Water : Children. What more do you need! Which reminds me I must check if our paddling pool is still leak free and ready to meet our young guests this summer! (Love Pod’s hat too – do they make them in adult sizes?)

  • WildFamilyFun May 27, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    How great is it when you have the sunshine and can have the pool out. My daughter will spend hours in her pool, such a lovely way to spend a day at home enjoying the nice weather.

  • Claudia May 27, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    there is nothing like water fun. hard to believe it is only now getting hot enough for you. i feel like it has been hot forever here already….

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  • brummymummyof2 May 28, 2014 at 5:59 am

    I sit here typing this looking at the rain pouring and pouring down and it makes me so sad!! Where is the sun???? I want it back!!!! Lovely pics to remind us that at some point in time. The weather was nice xxx

  • JuggleMum Nadine Hill May 28, 2014 at 10:02 am

    It’s photos like these that make up a childhood. Lovely sunny pictures, a pretty girl and a very fabulous striped hat!! I enjoyed this post!
    #whatsthestory

  • older mum in a muddle May 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    What a wonderful time she’s having… and I adore that sunhat – it rocks! X

  • Nikki Fraser May 31, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Lovely pictures and it looks like she had great fun 🙂

  • Sara (@mumturnedmom) May 31, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    What a lovely afternoon! We’ve had the sprinklers out, but haven’t got the paddling pool out yet 🙂 It might be warm enough next week 🙂 Love the upside down photo and the innovative approach to swingball x