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We started our weekend off like most of our days lately…swimming!! Cheyenne went out to her pool to swim yesterday morning and had a blast as usual. 

Blowing bubbles
Kicking and swimming
Swimming on her back…lol

Of course there was some water table fun too!!

…and who doesn’t love sticking sponge strips down the front of their bathing suit??

She loves her beach ball too!!

Have I mentioned how this girl tans??  Every time she comes in from swimming, she is so dark. 

This is the most censored picture I had, but look at that tan. What is amazing is right at the bottom of her rear end, but I’m not putting that one on here, but I would give anything to tan like that. 

Well, last night, while getting Cheyenne ready for bed, she felt a little warm to me, so I took her temperature, thinking it would only be about 100* or 100.5*.  She had a 102.5* fever.  I gave her some Tylenol and put her to bed hoping she would be better this morning.  Her fever was down this morning to 101.5* and it continued to go down throughout the day, but never dropped below 100*.  So when she asked to go swimming again, I had to tell her that she couldn’t because she had a fever. Keep in mind, that Cheyenne never acts sick when she has a fever.  Only when her fever was up above 103* when she had strep a while back did she act sick and just lay around.  So she never thinks she’s sick and wants to do things as usual. 

So this afternoon when she got up from her nap, she wanted to fingerpaint, which, since it involved staying out of the pool and keeping relatively relaxed, I was more than happy to oblige. 

Cheyenne loves to paint and we paint quite often. Somtimes, she will paint for 10 minutes and be done. Sometimes she paints a little longer.  Today, I wanted to try something that I saw on Pinterest and Cheyenne loved it and wanted to keep doing it.  After 3 paintings, I had to make her stop so we could fix dinner.  But we will definitely be doing it again, since she loved doing it and was so proud and thought it was so neat!! 

First, we took a piece of paper and folded it in half. Then we scooped up paint on the tip of a spoon and dropped it near the fold on the paper. You have to make sure you do it near the fold and the middle of the paper or the paint will smoosh out. Once we folded the paper, we rubbed all over to spread the blobs of paint out to create a design.  She thought her creations were so neat!! 

I didn’t get any pictures of the process, until they were finished, but they are so cool and we will be doing this again!! 

Here are her wonderful creations!!

She said this one was a butterfly

She thought these were so neat and wanted to do more, but I had to fix dinner, so we will definitely be doing these again!! She loved spreading out the paint and seeing the designs it made.


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