The past two weeks have been super warm and hot outside!!! After such an exhausting week last week, we opted to take it easy the past few days!!! We kept cool and relaxed at the pool! Three days in a row! It's where the kids and I like to be and swimming and eating pool side foods is always a fun thing to do!!!
I try to balance the sleeping in with the house work with pool time. I remind myself that we only have a few short months of swimming weather here where we live and if that's our 'happy place' ... then lets make the most of it!!!
Monday we were catching up with housework and laundry.
Tuesday we didn't get to the pool until 2 PM but then we stayed until 7!!! Mike met us there around 5:00 and we ate supper at the pool and then splashed in the pool. It was SO much fun!!! Austin really got the gist of his puddle jumper on Tuesday. He suddenly was able to balance himself in the water much better and that helped him float and swim alone a lot easier!!! Now I am even more relaxed at the pool!!!!
Wednesday Hadassah helped Lena clean houses in the morning while the boys played here at our house. When they got back, we packed up for the pool and met them there for the afternoon! It was so warm and so dipping in the pool was very refreshing!!!
These four have so much fun together!!! Cousins are blessings!
Matthew likes the pool too but really likes it when he has a friend to swim with!!! Relaxing in the kiddie pool is fun for him every now and then.
Ashlyn keeps getting a bruise on her fore head from her goggles. She pushes them up and down so much that her fore head turns red and sore. So, we bought her a new pair and now she is learning to swim with holding her nose and healing her fore head! :) And swimming with Hunter sure was a fun time!!! Water ducks!
Adrian ... he likes to splash too.
This is the life!
On Thursday, the house got cleaned. Ashlyn finished up her ballet with Sophia joining her!!! Ashlyn skipped last weeks lesson because of the funeral and viewing arrangements for Daudy Lapp, so she was really excited to be able to go again!!!
This time the parents got to watch what the girls do. So cute!!!
Thank you Teacher Amy for such a fun time learning ballet!
After ballet lessons, we came home and changed into our pool suits and we were off to enjoy the warmest afternoon yet in the sun! This time Linda and her children met us there while Mike and Matthew took the day celebrating Matthew's birthday. The boys went golfing and then ended at DJ's for Matthew's favorite burger!!! Mike does such an amazing job at being a Dad and taking time out for the children!!! These are childhood memories they will never forget!!!
Happy Birthday Matthew!
And this was one of the piles of laundry from yesterday. Austin is in the beginning stages of potty training. Even though he is doing pretty good with the concept, we still go through lots of shorts.