Sunday, June 28, 2009

Redneck Hottub

The other day Francie came over and was playing with Tony outside while I made zucchini bread. One thing led to another and before long they were on the porch playing in a bucket of water. Remember the Euro Spa tub I bought for bathing Bella? Well apparently it provides hours and hours of entertainment for a toddler in addition to being an excellent way to bathe a baby. He has a sandbox and a bucket on the front porch and between the two, he is happy as a clam out there. Today he played out there all morning, from the time he got up till his nap time, then we left and went swimming in a real pool for the afternoon. When we came home, he was back on the porch again playing. I wonder what people think when they drive by and see him in a bucket on the porch. Todd thinks we look like hillbillies, I say who cares, he's having a blast. I don't know how long it will last, but so far, I'm lovin it. This morning I was able to sit out there with Bella and drink my coffee and relax with no whining.
Someday I really would like to have a real pool at my house, but since I don't see that happening any time soon, I guess this will work for now.


I brought the old baby bathtub out too for double the fun. He likes to transfer the water from one tub to the other, then pick the bucket up and dump it on himself.He loves his cousin "KK" he sqeals in delight when he sees her. It's so cute.Every once in a while we go to a real pool so I can swim too. Bella and Tony both seem to really like the water. It helps that the water is 90 degrees.
And I have to add this picture just because it's so sweet. Tony is giving his little sis a kiss.To see more adorable pictures that Francie took on her camera that day go see her blog HERE

7 comments:

Sarah said...

Endless fun! Tony is growing like a weed!

Tina in CT said...

Who cares how it looks as he's loving it. You need to buy him one of those kiddie pools that are about 6 inches deep. I had one and the girls loved it as did my dog.

Do you have Tony in swimming lessons?

I had a galvanized bucket down at the beach cottage and Tami loved playing in it when she was Tony's age.

Rachael said...

I do love the way his face lights up when he sees Kristen. It's really cute.

Remember how Ben entertained himself for hours with that bucket on our porch in Jamaica? He must have been about Tony's age then, I think.

Kathy said...

I agree, our pool would be perfect for your porch! Tony would love it! I hope you can find one like it somewhere...
Tony looks SO happy in the water :) What a cutie!
When my brother and I were little we used to fill up 5 gallon buckets to "swim" in. These pics of Tony remind me of the ones my mom took of us back in the day.

E.B. in Tennessee said...

Oh my goodness...that last picture makes me just melt! Too precious for words!

Christine said...

Congrats! I didn't even realize that you had antoher baby!

PrincessGreen17 said...

He's swimming in a bucket! That's so cute!