The adventures of Jack Jack

The adventures of a first time Mummy and my son Jack.

Water play and fun in the sun.

The past weekend was spent enjoying the sunshine (in between thunderstorms) and with Jack running round mums garden completely naked.

It all began on Friday when my 2 youngest nephews came over to play for the afternoon and Daddy decided they were well behaved enough to enjoy an ice cream. One game of footie and 30 sticky minutes later and Jack had poured most of his down himself and wipes just weren’t clearing up the mess.

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“It’s ok” said Daddy “I’ll get a bucket of warm water and sponge to clean him up with”

Little did Daddy forget two toddlers and a five year old and water don’t tend to end in tales of everyone staying dry.

Within seconds of Daddy washing a sticky Jack Jack, my baby had got hold of the sponge and was chasing his cousins round the garden, as naked as the day he was born.

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I bet you can guess what happened next 😉

My nephews soon stripped off to join in the fun, good job it was my little nephews and not my teenage ones blushes

We added a squirt of soap to the water for foamy fun and a few car sponges then took shelter in an attempt to hold back the soapy, wet hordes of nudie wuddies.

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Pretty soon the storm clouds made an appearance again and 3 shivering children were quickly dried and dressed and my nephews were soon picked up by their Dad.

During that night’s storms I managed to capture my first lightning picture.

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On the Saturday Jack had just one request the minute he woke up, water Mummy!

At least it wasn’t such a faff wrestling him into clothes that morning, just had to strip off his pj’s and apply lots of suncream.

He did look a little lost at first, with no body to play with but soon invented a few little games to play by himself.

Once I had finished what I was doing I joining him in a water fight (with my clothes on I might add, don’t want to scare the neighbours!). Daddy joined in and quickly decided I was far too dry.

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We tried splashing the water hard, then soft and discussed how it felt. At 2 years of age Jack has a pretty good grasp of describing words, he stated the water felt cold and wet and hard when he hit it.

We also had great success with Jack using the potty during the good weather, woo hoo.

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Once he was dried and dressed he asked to have a go on the drum kit so I was only too happy to help.

On the Sunday I decided to put my water baby to use washing the car, with a little help of course.

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This was quickly followed by more water fights and Jack getting hold of the hose. Finally after a quick nip to the shop and a boogie in the back of the car we all enjoyed very well deserved bbq.

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Hardly surprising Jack slept 13 hours Monday night 😉

Oh and lets not forget my mothers scatty cats, Baloo hiding in her wardrobe and Mowgli the cat with a  foot fetish.

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This post was inspired by Center Parcs blogger, Steph Tilley’s tips to preserve memories.

One of my favourite ways to log a memory is through video. Video captures a special moment as it happens – perhaps you want to remember the look on mum’s face as she flies down a zip wire, or the moment your little ones ride their bike for the very first time.

This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots100 August challenge.  If I’m chosen, I would like to visit Sherwood forest – Rufford, Nottinghamshire.

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14 thoughts on “Water play and fun in the sun.

  1. What a wonderful couple of days of garden fun. Kids and water are such an awesome combination. Bless him for waking up and wanting to carry on the fun. What sporting parents you are to join in. A delightful Country Kids post.

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  3. Judith on said:

    I love water play in the garden! I usually give the kids a washing up bowl full of soapy water and a couple of sponges, and set them about cleaning the little tikes car and the wendy house. 🙂

    • mummy2arockstar on said:

      Thats a fab idea, I got Jack to help me wash the car but never thought about his little tikes car. Thanks for commenting 🙂

  4. This brings back memories of when my children were young. We’d have a paddling pool and a sandpit on the go all summer. And everything seems to work as a toy, a colander , is great for sand or water play, also plastic bottles, cups plates…. And big yogart tubs make lovely sandcastles.

    And afterwards, we have all the lovely memories to keep us warm .

  5. Got to love a good water fight

  6. He definitely seems to love the water. It does look like a lot of fun!
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsbeKids

  7. teentweentoddler1 on said:

    Sounds like you’ve had a great few days. So cute that he wanted to continue playing the next day. Great video having a boogie in the car 🙂 x

  8. Looks like a lot of water fun was had by all 😀 #MagicMoments

  9. Love those happy, happy pictures. Water play is such fun in the recent very warm weather. Thanks for linking up with #SSAmazingAchievements

  10. jennypaulin on said:

    well that looks like a lot of fun for you all! water play is always popular with my boys aswell
    thanks for allowing me to use in my carnival post (live from 12th) x

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