we had a day....

... and what a day it was!  I can't decide what was more thrilling - watching Janneke tackle the water or seeing both Em and Soph tackle their fears by maneuvering around the obstacle course.  

We had an absolutely great day with the six of us.  Thanks to a local radio station, we had tickets to a local zoo/splash pad, and we spent the whole day enjoying the animals, water and being together as family.

We brought along the walker, curious to see what Janneke would do if given the option to explore.  It was soon clear that if we didn't hold the feed pump, she'd be soaking it in the water.

For a short time, we unhooked her feed and she was all over the pool, seeking out the spigots and fountains with reckless abandon.

Okay, so that's a bit poetic, but she truly was all over the water.  We had many curious looks, but I suppose it's not every day a kid takes her wheels in the water.  We assured the lifeguards that her tires were clean before wading.

Rachel was content to sit with me (see above in top of photo), and as time passed, she too put her hands on the gurgling surge of water in front of us.

A great day. A great memory.