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That baby is so splashy!




I love the ta-da face at the end.

Megan@Blueberry Scones

Aw, so cute! I really like the look on his face when he's first in the water - "Oh, mama, it's cold!"


Those pictures are the very definition of the beauty of summer.


Those pictures are the very definition of the beauty of summer.


I don't know you guys but I LOVE that kid! (not to mention the little one!) Way to go with the great imagination and the smile that lights up the world!

jive turkey

I totally agree.


Oh pretty smart talented boy --- what an awesome day. Thanks for sharing.


You know, I'm 40; and I have a day like that I still remember from when I was Noah's age. These are days he'll always remember and cherish too.


We will all remember Noah's sweet smile and his utter joy--and Ceiba squatting in the second pic.


its the most simple things in life. this is why i LOVE spending lazy sundays in the backyard instead of doing STUFF.
wheres ezra?? aaron (10 mos) loved the slip n slide, crawling up and down in a low spray.


What an amazing day!!! It makes me long for my childhood and wonder how I turned into such a cranky adult.


i look at that precious boy jumping off of that chair with that incredible glowing grin on his face and i know he's going to be perfectly okay. even if he struggles a little for now, he's going to be fine. what an angel.


Yay! :D That looks like oodles and tons of fun.


That last picture, it looks like he's saying "Tah dah!"

Tah dah, indeed.

Sprite's Keeper

Amen to summer scenes!


Hey that big boy ate your toddler!

The look on Noah's face is pure summer glee.

Parsing Nonsense

Oh, how fun! Your backyard looks fun.

I used to love swimming in our backyard pool when I was younger, it's truly an essential piece of childhood!


Yes. Tah dah! is all that comes to mind.


What triumphant joy.


And that is why I am thankful for my beautiful, boringful life :)


I love the chair/diving board!


I remember those days... they were so much fun!

I see the slide in the background just begging to be hooked over the pool... unless Noah is still leery of slides?


Oh that looks wonderful! Is Noah still not happy with slides? I saw the slide in the background and thought how cool it would be to hook it in the pool and make a mini waterslide for Noah..


The weather in DC has been just perfect for chair diving.


Absolutely nothing in the world is as cute as a kid in a wading pool!


I thought you got a pot-bellied pig but after a second look it's just your dog.


Fabulous pictures and definitely not boringful!

Lady in a Smalltown

Wow! That is so awesome.

Your comment policy says you don't scrapbook, so you should totally frame some of those and hang them on the wall.

Oh and send the series to his former preschool.


Ahhh, if only an inflatable pool would be that fun to me again. sober.


Stuff like this reminds me of the 10,000 Maniacs song "These Are Days" and always makes me tear up with happiness. :)

These are days you’ll remember
Never before and never since, I promise
Will the whole world be warm as this
And as you feel it,
You’ll know it’s true
That you are blessed and lucky
It’s true that you
Are touched by something
That will grow and bloom in you


who needs words???


nope, no words would be enough here :)

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings

It's summer, who needs to write? Great pics. Wouldn't it be nice to be a kid again, on summer break and playing in the pool? Good times.....


They made us take the diving board on our pool off when we bought this house for insurance purposes. I now realize I just need a chair. Why didn't I think of that?


Who needs words, when you have such great photos!!!


Look at that face! Great pictures, Amy!


Are you fukkin preggo or not?

Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com

What a wonderful set of images =) This is SUMMER!


One word: AWESOME!

Love your blog, your kids are the cutest (but don't tell mine I sais that!)


Oops, said, not sais (sorry!)


GREAT series of pics - what a story! It's too hot here (Houston) to even get in the pool. THAT is hot. Looks like a fun day!


wonderful pics! that's worth remembering for sure.


Nice to see that the $9.99 pool was so totally worth the trouble in the end. Beautiful pictures! :)


Nothing wrong with using pictures to sum it up instead of words.


well written!!


I have to ask since I can NEVER get my camera to take so many quick shots in succession to capture a moment like that - what kind of camera do you have?!


That last is one of the cutest pictures of Noah I've ever seen.

Let me just say that I am SO, So, SOOO glad that you are the kind of person that can cherish a day like this. And that you share it. *hug*


Sometimes pictures just say it all. And you're right. That boy is handsome and you are in so much trouble. ;-)


oh summer. so fun.


What a beautiful day!

And we have that same climber and a wading pool; I may have to try the water slide!


I LOVE the "Ta Da!" photo at the end! Hurray for splashing in wading pools!

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