6.07.2012

swimsuits and strawberry stains



yesterday baby girl and i ventured downtown to hit up the splash pad at crown center.  we had such a good time sucking on strawberries and people watching.  as you can imagine on this warm june day, the place was swarming with people ready to cool down.  

we made our home for the afternoon under a bright red umbrella and a blanket of trees, providing us shade from the hot sun.  but when it got just a little too warm, we walked a few steps into the splash pad where water was soaring a few stories high! 

kiddos were running rampant screaming for joy as the water surged through the air.  miss stella soaked it all in watching the water fly high as kids skipped on through.  this was her first time being able to put her yellow suit to the test.  holy one strap cuteness!  and that little blue swim diaper sticking out just kills me.  

so back and forth we went.  strawberries then splashing, strawberries then splashing.  for obvious reasons she didn't want to go in the middle, but she happily stood on the perimeter allowing the water to splash her little bum.  what a fun day!  the cheeeeese grin says it all.  :)

{#9} & *linking up with casey leigh*

29 comments:

  1. hi there! new to your blog and i think i have found my new have family to blog stalk ;) how AMAZINGLY ADORABLE is your daughter?! sheesh she's a cutie!

    loved this post & cant wait to read more!
    xox
    ellen
    thishive.blogspot.com

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    1. you are just too sweet, my friend! we are pretty smitten with miss stella over here ;) thank you for becoming a new follower, too! i am on my way to your neck of the woods...errrr...internet, soon!

      xo, amanda

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  2. Great pictures! I can't wait till the splash pads open around me. Considering it is sweltering out, I don't know what the issue is!

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    1. perhaps get soren in his shorts and have a cool "indoor" splash pad {in the kitchen sink} if they don't open soon! btw, i just loved and i mean LOVED his 1st birthday photos :)

      xo, amanda

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  3. I love Stella's smile in these pictures! She looks so happy to be outside with her mama while simultaneously rockin' an adorable suit! :)

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    1. oh, her smile is just the best. she completes the look with thee most darling little eye squint, too. hehe. thanks for your always sweet comments, ashton!

      xo, amanda

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  4. That is the cutest little suit!!! What a sweetheart. I love your summer bucket list idea. I just might have to do that as well!

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    1. you should do it! i just put it up in our kitchen and am trying to do something off the list every other day or so. it's been a wonderful reminder of all the fun opportunities summer has in store!

      xo, amanda

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  5. Stella is just darling! My little suburb has a splash pad, but it's not nearly as nice as yours! It's at a park and there isn't any shade or tables/chairs with umbrella's. My Zayn does not dig it yet :) It's overcrowded as well. Maybe we can find something downtown Atlanta! xx

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    1. thank you so much, mama! we had the same problem at the neighborhood splash pads in the suburbs so we did a little research and found some with more shade closer to home downtown. after all, she only wanted to be near the water not IN the water so it would have been easy for her to get overheated with no shade. hope you and your little man are having a wonderful summer so far! thank you for stopping by :)

      xo, amanda

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  6. She is just too cute for words!! And her itty swimsuit is adorable! I remember taking my son to the crown center fountains..it's a necessity in the summer, and it's so much fun!

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    1. those fountains are just the best! i also love that they are free :) what other fun summer activities do you guys do?

      xo, amanda

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  7. Oh what a cute little one strapped swimming costume! I've already stocked up on 3 for Amelie despite her being way too small for them. Jealous of your gorgeous weather too, it's pouring in London.

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  8. That looks like an absolutely PERFECT day : ) I love your little adventure. She is just as cute as can be! Hopefully the summer will bring much more wonder and adventure for you both!

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    1. thank you so much for your sweet comments! they made my day! little stella and i hope you are having a wonderful day, too!

      xo, amanda

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  9. I just connected over to your blog, and I don't know what took me so long. Since we're IG best friends and all. :)
    You are the cutest mama ever!

    xo!!

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    1. hey pretty mama! thanks for checking out le blog! you are just the sweetest! hope you are having a wonderful day!

      xo, amanda

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  10. I'm going to the pool in 3 days, can't wait, I've been craving for some sunbathing and relaxing. Lovely photos!

    http://www.tamarasblend.com/

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    1. oh, i hope your pool adventure was fun! it sounds lovely right about now too considering it's peeking 90 degrees out there. thanks for your sweet comments and have a wonderful day!

      xo, amanda

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  11. strawberries and splashing, all the while in a butter yellow suit, all giggles -- perfection! love it all.

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    1. you got it! summer perfection at it's finest. thanks for stopping by and i hope you are having a great day!

      xo, amanda

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  12. Shut right up, your baby girl is adorable!

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    1. ha! thank you so much, emily! you are so sweet. hope you are having a wonderful week :)

      xo, amanda

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  13. Great pics...

    Julie @ Naptime Review

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    1. thank you, julie! by the way, would you be interested in a blog button swap? i just love your site!

      xo, amanda

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  14. aww what a SWEET post! your daughter is TOO adorable! found you via the wiegands link up and am excited to follow along xo

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  15. Sounds like a fun day! These pictures are so great! I love her little yellow bathing suit; very cute! Those chubby legs are killin' me over here though! How stinkin' adorable!

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  16. OH MY ! This is SO stink CUTE. What a little doll you have there, & I heart her name! Thanks so much for linking up w/ us for Finagle A Foto, LOVE you blog. Happy new follower!

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  17. One of the things I won't miss about summer is convincing Peter to stay still enough to allow me to get adequate sunscreen on him.

    baby boy swimwear

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