Anyway, today there is no pool, so they made water-town. The wheel-barrows were filled with water and water toys and they ran the hose down the slides. They all had a good time.
Elijah is completely attached to his black tennis shoes, in fact, he calls them Black, like their name. When I insist he wear sandals, he often cries for a few minutes about it. For water time, I pulled out the flip-flops; he has never worn them, but he was crying, "No, fip-fops, no fip-fops." I kept telling him to just try them. Once he got outside, he happily smiled and kept telling me, "try fip-fops" quite pleased with himself.
This is the end of Julia's fun. It's amazing that she can stand in the water wheel-barrow and not expect to get her face wet, but that's Julia. Here she is hitting her high-pitch scream that let us know the fun was over for her. Notice the other kids are so accustomed to it that they hardly notice!
JD is on a plane headed for home. After taking 24 hours to get across the country on Monday, due to mechanical failure on the first plane and a bad storm re-routing on the second flight, it seems to be repeating on the way home. The plane was heading down the run-way when it didn't take off due to mechanical problems. After he managed to get on another flight a few hours later, weather doesn't look too good in Chicago. Hopefully, he'll make it home late tonight. I'm praying!