Patrick's mom works at the Pentagon. Once a year, they have a big picnic at Great Waves Park in VA. There is a cookout, moon bounce, wave pool, baby pool, water slides, fountains, and a sand box. My mom came to watch Camille, and I took Adeline for the day. We met my mother-in-law, Patrick's sister, her husband, and their three kids there. This is the closest most of you will get to seeing me in a swimsuit this summer....it's just not right to have to wear one 5 weeks after having an almost 9 lb baby!
There weren't as many noisy things at this park, but none the less, my recently timid daughter took a while to warm up to the idea of "swimming." She soon learned to love the fountain flowing from this rock.
We made repeated trips to the sand area when needing a break from the water.
Then back to the splashing, running, and jumping...
...and more sand
We were having some sleeping issues with Adeline (as in she wouldn't go to sleep since she figured out how to open her bedroom door...we fixed that). I thought she would be tired out by around 3, but she was having so much fun, we stayed ALL day. With no nap, and constant activity in the sun, she barely made it two miles to Ruby Tuesday's where we had dinner. I thought she would be asleep before we were out of the parking lot, but she got her second wind and sang the whole. way. home........well, until we were 3 min from home. Those with toddlers know it is the kiss of death if they fall asleep for a short time before you get home. I made her stay awake. She melted. We gave her a bath. She was quickly becoming a puddle. Then....she slept.