The 14-month-old who lives next door has been spending weekend afternoons playing in his new kiddie pool. He wears a blue-and-white striped bathing suit and matching hat to splash in. In short, he is too adorable for words.
Watching him is better than TV (even “Chopped“!). Naturally every time I see him out there filling and emptying plastic cups or being told yet again to “sit down,” I think of these photos from 14 years ago, when Catherine was 3.
It was our first full summer in the house and my parents had purchased the 101 Dalmations-themed pool. As I recall, we spent a lot of time out in the yard, Basil sitting in a lawn chair and soaking his feet while she played.
As you can see from Catherine’s expression, the water was straight-out-of-the-hose chilly!
That bathing suit was one of my favorites(thank you, Land’s End).
For weeks before the weather warmed, she insisted on wearing it around the house — solo or under her play clothes!