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Sunday, May 6, 2007

Swimming at Nana's


One of my favorite memories from my childhood is spending summer days at Nana's house. My mom would take us to Nana and Papa's house and we'd spend hours playing in the water. I remember being called "water rats." Funny thing is that my Nana had these old plastic measuring cups and spoons, and these were our favorite pool toys. Oh, we had all the tubes and such, but these measuring cups were great. Nana still has these same measuring utensils and my girls loved them.

Another favorite thing was playing "washing machine" with my dad! We had this big yellow rubber boat. All three of us kids would climb in the boat and my dad would shake it and say such things as rub-a-dub, three kids in a tub. We would laugh so hard. Another thing I remember is having the radio on, playing in the backyard (when the flowers are in bloom--it is gorgeous), while we would swim. Sometimes, when I hear certain 70's songs on the radio, it is almost like I am a kid, swimming in Nana's pool, feeling very carefree. Those were wonderful days. I am very grateful that I can take my kids to Nana and Papa's house to enjoy that same carefree feeling.

3 comments:

alliatwood said...

What a gorgeous picture! I remember those days ... my favorite part of Nana' was having a rootbeer popsicle after swimming!

Rob Au said...

I call the watermelon towel!

I'm jealous. I'm stuck in LA missing "Nana and Poppa house" memories.

Carly Lynne Peterson said...

I'm glad that you remembered the correct spelling of Poppa :)