Monday, July 14, 2008

Daddy's Muddy River Girls

I know I said I was going to take a little blogging break, but Scott gave me these great pictures last night of his trip with Maggie, Kate, and Sarah to Raven Cliff Falls, and I just couldn't resist. The littles are asleep now and Scott has fallen asleep in the floor of Ella's room while trying to convince her to nap.... of course, she is still in there singing and talking away, so I'm working on borrowed time.

Here they are running through the parking lot toward the first bridge. Kate is in green, Maggie's in blue, and Sarah's wearing pink.... their signature colors.
Scott says they all had a great time throwing rocks in the water, making splashes, and eventually even wading into the water.

Maggie was the only one to literally fall in, and here you can tell just how wet she is by the way her shirt is sticking to her belly. Her consolation was holding the bag of blueberries that I packed for them to snack on.... I think she ate them all.
I guess when you go out on a date with Daddy it doesn't matter whether your hair is pulled back out of your eyes or not, but it sure drives Mom crazy to see them squinting through their bangs.

They came home wearing only diapers because their clothes were too muddy for their car seats. Scott even offered to stain stick the clothes and put them straight into the washer.... they were pretty bad! We dipped the girls in Mimi and Pop's pool before taking them home for naps. We had to scrub the dirt (lots of red mud) off of their faces, arms, and legs. They were a mess, but what a great memory of playing at the river with Daddy!!



Meanwhile, Ella and I had a leisurely morning by the pool, her choice. She loves to swim by herself because when we are one on one she goes without swimmies. She amazes me with how comfortable and calm she is in the water.... not a bit afraid of going under, having the water in her eyes, etc. She just isn't quite physically coordinated enough to swim yet. I suspect that she'll be swimming before the end of this summer, though.




We're still awaiting further instructions for Scott regarding when he's to leave and where he'll go. We've passed his original and second ship out dates already, and while we're greatful to still have him home, the waiting and wondering stuff is really quite draining on all of us!! Hopefully we'll know more soon.


7 comments:

Denise Wheeler said...

I love the pictures. I just have to wonder, who really had more fun? The girls or daddy? It is wonderful that you all are able to make such great memories together before he leaves for a year. While I know it is actually more stressful not knowing, I am glad that you are getting extra time with that wonderful hubby and daddy.

Tara said...

I am thinking about you all in the uncertain, scary, and hard days ahead. I know you'll be brave for the girls and for me it never really hits until a few days later. I'm sure that's a comforting thought huh? Wishing you a last few days of fun and memories!

Misty said...

Those are the most adorable pics! I'm so impressed that he would take 3 out there by himself! What a man!

Candace Hickey said...

Very nice pictures....love the signature colors. I had to giggle when I saw the muddy bottom!
That looks like a beautiful area....

Candace Hickey said...

Wonderful pictures....looks like a beautiful area. I love the mud on the bottom....made me laugh. I am glad that your husband gets to spedn quality time with them...so cute!

Lynnie said...

Your daughters are so adorable! I have two daughters and love reading all-girl blogs! I am wishing you all the best while your husband is away. I have a few friends in similar situations (though none with triplets!) and I stand amazed at how you do it. Wishing you lots of strength!

t h a i t r a i t said...

Sweethearts! What a fun post. I love that you color-coordinate them. Blueberries + mud = fun for all ages...