Friday, July 25, 2008

Dog Days of Summer

I've been taking the kids swimming lately. It's been NICE!! It's been so darn hot here the last few weeks, we are all melting!!
Well... miss Calli who has ALWAYS had to wear floaties, got to have a little freedom this day - and ho boy did she LOVE that!! LOL!! She can now stand in the 3 ft section, and is practicing dunking herself under the water. I was in the pool with them the majority of the time, helping her work on her kicking and reaching. And then Danny has been joining us at the end of the day for a nice dip and a few laps to cool off. It's been soo nice!!
This day, poor Emily had a headache that she couldn't shake, so went to Nana's house to lay down, and ended up falling asleep. (me thinks it might have had something to do with the fact that the day before she didn't go to bed until 4 am with 10 other 12 and 13 year old girls at a sleep over!!!)
And i never seem to remember to bring my camera... so these were taken with my phone!! Please forgive the fuzzy quality to them!

Yah.. and don't even ask about the dorky faces Bay is making??? LOL It's an AGE thing i guess!! hahahaha!

See that marking on the side of the pool that says 3 FT ???? THAT was her BOUNDRY line. Why do kids always feel it's neccessary to push their boundries??? And why is it that mom's feel it's neccessary to PLACE those boundries and reinforce them?? hmm?? (i know the answer to the second one. lol but the first still stymies me!) I grew quite a few new gray hairs this day!
And who knows if this little video will work? It is turned sideways and i can't figure out how to turn it the other way??? Taken again with my phone... lol .. i was just playing to see what it could do! :)
Hope you are enjoying the "dog days of summer" !
Bren :)


Jacque said...

So, did ya scare all the other people away from the pool??? Looks pretty quiet there. hahahaha

What a big girl Calli is...holding her breath and dunking under water...YAY! And, Bailey seems to have changed quite a bit...I know he's wet and his hair is slicked back and all...but he looks older! WOW (well, yeah, I know...he is older...ha!)

Great video...why IS it sideways?

Trudy said...

Wow Bren,
Don't they grow up way too fast? Loved the video, even if I did get a crick in my neck from watching it.
Enjoy the time with the kiddies, it goes by so me on that one.
How is the kitchen coming? Have you made any more decisions about painting?

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