Friday, September 19, 2008

mama. dada. wyall. ba-ba. wet!

This is the string of words Will has been repeating since we played outside in the rain last weekend. The three of us (mama, dada, and "Wyall") were joined by Will's buddies from next door - Ambrose and his sister Hannah - and we got very wet. "Ba-ba" is Will's name for Ambrose. In fact, Ambrose calls Will "ba-ba" also. Anyway, it was a lot of fun and so Will has been reliving it by telling this 5-word story all week.

We did a lot of splashing - walked up and down the sidewalk and splashed in every puddle we could find. Then we played with some sidewalk chalk. Hannah discovered that sidewalk chalk could be applied to the concrete at the bottom of a puddle and that it then turns the entire puddle different colors. You can see some of that in the video below.

We got a few other toys out as well - threw a ball back and forth, walked with Will's umbrella, and got out some garden tools to use as splashing devices. This ended up backfiring when I showed the kids that the shovel could be used to scoop up water and throw it - Erin and I got much colder and wetter after that.

Shortly after the fun with the garden tools, Will started getting the chattery teeth and got grumpy because he didn't want to share, so we all went inside for a hot shower and shower hugs.

My favorite part of this video is at the very end when Ambrose and Will are walking together with the umbrella. Ambrose wants to hold it and reaches for it. Then Will realizes what's going on and gives Ambrose a very emphatic "NO! MINE!" He said this just before my camera ran out of memory, and so I'm really glad it caught that tidbit.

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