But, as you can tell Olive is intent on building a sandcastle. She filled the tin watering can in the frog pool and carried it back to the sandbox careful not to spill a single drop. She also borrowed the red pail and shovel from my Mom's shadowbox. Olive is very convincing when she wants to be - she was able to talk my Mom into letting her keep the watering can since it was one of a pair. Unfortunately we - oops, I mean Olive wasn't able to talk my Mom into letting us keep the pail and shovel. I would like to maybe paint the sandbox red, purely for sentimental reasons though, as the one I had growing up was painted red.
But eventually a little sisterly convincing / pestering won out. The girls had great fun splashing around and playing a game of toss with the beach ball.
I'll leave you with one last overhead shot of the girls playing out in the backyard. I don't know how well you could tell from the pictures, but I hand sewed the tiny bikini bottoms. I took a small piece of fabric and folded it in half and then cut semi-circles out of the bottom edges. I then fitted the bottoms on the dolls and folded the tops over at the waist and sewed the sides together. I definitely need to search online for some free clothes patterns so that I can do a bit more practicing. Anyway, I hope everyone enjoys the pics!