Saturday, August 6, 2011

Never Too Old For A Play Date

Hope's best friend Daniel came over with his Mom and his new baby brother for a play date.

I came home just when pool time was about to stop for awhile and Daniel asked me to "stay and play". It took only moments before Hope and Daniel invented a game that involved dipping Barbies into water until the hair was soaking wet and then "painting Nana" with the water. The Moms told them not to get my clothes wet but I said it was OK.


Tormented by safety measures





The dipping of the Barbies begins



Conspirators




Painting Nana with water




The Moms question just how soaked will Nana become
Daniel says Nana doesn't care - and he's right
Notice Hope sneaking away from the scene
Leaving Drowned Barbie on the ground


With express verbal permission of Nana the team goes for more water


Best Friends Forever


 

29 comments:

DJan said...

Oh, that picture of Hope and the water wings is just classic! What a great set of pictures, and you are quite a good sport! Glad the camera made it through the dunking... :-)

ellen abbott said...

She is such a doll and you take the best pictures of her.

Kay Dennison said...

Tres cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kay L. Davies said...

Isn't she a darling? And her friend is so cute, too. Of course Nana is going to agree to play with them, who could resist?
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Trisha said...

What adorable best friends!

Linda Reeder said...

What a fun post! I have never been painted by Barbie hair before, not sure I would have been such a good sport as you.
Precious pictures.

Jinksy said...

Who could resist playing with water, at any age?! Not I?!

Ron said...

OMG Dianne, what a faaaaaaaaaaabulous post!!!!

You should hear me laughing about using the Barbies to paint! What an ingenious idea. Aren't kids clever?

That photo of Hope with the water wings made me HOWL. How CUTE!!!!!

And that last shot of she and her friend smooching is so precious!

Thanks for sharing your play date, dear lady. LOVED it!

X to you and Hope!

Jay Simser said...

Somebody's all wet....but it's a good wet. Thank you for sharing. I needed that. j

Jeni said...

So true -never too old for playing with small children! Love the pics of Hope and Daniel -a great team and yes, friends forever!
Keep enjoying these things, Dianne. It's what keeps life worthwhile, isn't it?

Rambling Woods said...

Oh my gosh..I needed this today..

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

NOthing like a day with the littles to lift your spirits. I love to play! And think it's too bad we often need the excuse of being with little kids to do it.

Mike said...

In picture 2 Hope looks like shes ready for the next Star Wars epic.

Sylvia K said...

They are SO adorable and you do indeed get the best pictures ever! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs to Hope!

Sylvia

Gina said...

Oh, they are just so beautiful and delightful! Hope is such a pretty little girl and she has such a loving look about her. You must be so happy and proud.

Sending a hug,
Gina

Reb said...

Great post, they look like they are having so much fun.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Well, they are adorable!!! And what fun..."Soak Grandma"....lol..I know you adored every minute of it, and why not? They look like they are having such a GREAT time....!

Daryl said...

Love this game and its willing participants .. a perfect counterbalance to all those preventive safety measures

We love LUNA said...

Kids are a special blessing in our lives!
Wonderful and so adorable set of pictures!
Thanks for sharing,
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

Akelamalu said...

Aw you're a good Nanna. :)

ds said...

Love the water wings and Ladybug towel. Have never seen Barbie used as a paintbrush before. You are a most kind and patient Nana!
So adorable, and what fun!

Hilary said...

Awww how adorable is that kiss! Your darling Hope is just such a sweetie. I could just munch her right up.

Imaginography said...

Aww, that last photo is so sweet :) Looks like they had lots of fun with their Barbie water brushes! LoL!

Au and Target said...

Fun! Now I see that Barbies do have their uses :-)

Wishing you Happy World Cat Day.

Granny Annie said...

Absolutely wonderful post! I have even been painted with wet doll hair before:)

EG Wow said...

Delightful! Forever might be a loooooog time to be friends but who knows? In twenty years they may still be painting Nana with Barbie...or laughing doing something else fun together.

HermanTurnip said...

Awww! That's so neat. Looks like some well-adjusted little tykes there. Awesome! :-)

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

HOW COOL!

jabblog said...

Adorable - and what a lovely Nana:-)