Granny Great made the kids a cute Cat in the Hat mini-quilt, and we decided we needed to make a kid burrito with it. First ingredient: one Peter, extra squirmy.
Second ingredient: one Charlotte, long and lean. Then, wrap up the burrito and watch it giggle!
The kids decided they wanted to read books and take a nap right there. I wasn't fast enough to get a shot of both of them under the quilt, but Peter actually stayed put for quite a while. That tipped me off that perhaps he was ready for naptime.
While Peter napped, Charlotte and I filled up a whole bucketful of water balloons. After Rip Van Peter woke up, we threw the kids in swimsuits and let them loose on the bucket. (GG & GG gave Petey that cute new octopus swimsuit.)
Whoops -- despite their best efforts, the kids were almost incapable of popping the balloons. I probably didn't fill them up enough or something. (Notice all the unpopped balloons lying on the ground.)
Charlotte gave up trying to hit anyone with a balloon and started throwing them straight up in the air. Can you find the blue balloon above her?
Whoops -- one of the balloons actually landed on her head. I know this shot didn't focus on the right thing, but I thought it was hilarious that my timing was so (accidentally) good.
With a little help from the grownups, all 40 balloons eventually popped. The kids jumped on the neighbor's trampoline for a while with a sprinkler spraying on them, but when Peter's diaper exploded (yup, I didn't put a swim diaper on because I didn't think water balloons would get him wet enough) all over the place we dragged the kids inside for baths.
Before dinner, Charlotte put on a puppet show for Granny Great and Peter.
Then Peter wanted a turn as the puppeteer. He couldn't figure out how to work the puppet's mouth from within, so he used his other hand to open and close the mouth.
And then Grandpa Great took the trash out. Strangely, we haven't seen Peter since then. Remind me to look for him at some point.
Granny Great threatened to put Charlotte and Peter (and Rocky!) in her suitcase, but luckily they wouldn't fit. GG & GG headed back home the next morning. Thanks for visiting, and come back soon!