Water Therapy

You’d think a trip to the beach and hiking in the woods would have been enough for one day, but we just couldn’t get enough of the sunshine here in Seattle last Sunday. So after Ellie’s nap I herded the kids into the backyard. I could tell Zoey was feeling a bit overstimulated from all the activity that day, as she kept asking for hugs and wanting to crawl into my lap for snuggles. It was an astonishing seventy degrees outside by then, so I hosed off and set up the kids’ water table for it’s first use of the year. Zoey has always found water to be calming, soothing, mesmerizing, and I was hoping that swirling her hands and toys around in it for awhile would chill her brain out a bit. It worked like a charm.

 

The simple act of pouring water works magic for this child.
The simple act of pouring water works magic for this child.

 

Concentrating. Focusing.
Concentrating. Focusing.

 

Goofball.
Goofball.

 

When I asked her to look at me for a picture here, she replied "I'm paying attention to what I'm doing. I have to focus."
When I asked her to look at me for a picture here, she replied “I’m paying attention to what I’m doing. I have to focus.”

 

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This is Zoey's "I've been way too overstimulated today and it is exhausting" face.
This is Zoey’s “I’ve been way too overstimulated today and it is exhausting” face.

 

This is Zoey's "Mommy somehow tricked/bribed me into smiling a bit" face.
This is Zoey’s “Mommy somehow tricked/bribed me into smiling a bit” face.

 

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Enjoying the water every bit as much as her sister.
Enjoying the water every bit as much as her sister.

 

Don't you dare drink that, Eleanor.
Don’t you dare drink that, Eleanor.

 

Eyelashes for dayyyyzzz.
Eyelashes for dayyyyzzz.

 

I think she may be a water baby too.
I think she may be a water baby too.

 

 

 

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