Saturday, June 12, 2010

Summer Sprinklers

Summer is in full swing and in my opinion that means only one thing:


Okay, it means a little more than that, like ice-cream truck ice-cream, barbecues and hawk-like mosquitoes who seem to think I'm part of an all-you-can-eat buffet. But when the sweltering Texas heat melts my skin into a puddle, running through the sprinklers is the only solution to beat the heat that my sun-burned brain can come up with.

The girls, of course, do not object to my cool-down solution. When I was a kid, my brother and I ran through the sprinklers all summer long, but until we moved into our sweet li'l house last October, Gracie and Annelie had only ever lived in apartments, and running through the industrial apartment sprinklers would have brought on crazy-neighbor stares, not to mention full-body bruises from the blast of the water.

These are our very first Hopkins family sprinklers, and running through them for the first time was definitely a monumental occasion. There were no fights to be had, no temper-tantrums, no five-year-old's attitudes, no three-year-old's crankiness, no complaining from anyone... just wild laughing and best-friendness all afternoon.
Amazing how something so simple as water spraying from a hose can be 100% pure magic.

Go on... run through the sprinklers today. You know you want to.

Happy Weekend, folks!



Cori Lynn Berg said...

These are amazing pics! I especially love the way the one bathing suiit loooks a bit like a tutu and she is dancing in the sprinklers. What fun!

I'm in Dallas! I think us Texas grownups could use some sprinkler fun!

MrsDragon said...

That top photo is amazing Marisa! : ) That's one for the wedding for sure.

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

So glad your girls are getting to do one of the most fun things about summer. lol...we never had pools or access to them so this was always the best part of summer!

Bombdigity said...

I miss sprinklers! I loved them as a kid ... every summer my mom would take my brother and I to Yellow Front and let us pick out a new sprinkler =o) such awesome happy memories =o)

Christopher And Tia said...

Your girls are so sweet.

I used to run through sprinklers when I was a kid too.

For some reason, my kid is totally afraid of them.

Or at least, she was last summer.

Maybe we should give it another try.

Christopher And Tia said...

PS. omg I would love to come take pictures of your girls playing in the water.

In the least creepiest of ways.

Kelly said...

Those are adorably fun pictures!
My daughter just got two fun sprinklers as gifts at her bday party on Friday. I can't wait to use them!!

Dena Daw said...

Omg I loved sprinklers as a kid!! Awesomeness.

Just don't let Will run through the sprinklers on his own, laughing like that. Okay, let him do it. But make sure you put sunscreen on him.

Laura Pauling said...

Totally cute! We've had a couple hot days with the hose out! School ends in 4 days! Finally.

beka said...

Aw, how sweet is that?
Hmmm. I do not, in fact, envy the heat it sounds like y'all have? :P I'm a born cold person. Oh gosh. :)
You've got some of the cutest girls:)

K.M. Weiland said...

Great pix! Brought back good memories of wet summers in the backyard. I'm almost tempted to run through a sprinkler right now!

DancingMooney ♥ said...

gosh your girls are growing up! So cute! ♥

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