Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lazy Summer

The lazy days of summer are upon us! My children are finally at the age where we can pack up and hit the pool, be fairly independent in the water, and not stress about missing nap times. It's been a long time coming. Just another reminder on how fast time flies by. Our recent days have been filled with swim lessons and the pool. No schedules, no worries. Have we had some meltdowns added in the mix? Surely!

This was 2 weekends ago, before swim lessons, when Landry Grace was content sitting on the pool deck. And enjoying her ice cream.
We had a recent outing to Pop's Blueberry Farm in Dubach. Jake had a ball picking them but still won't eat them. :(
One of our many trips to see Mrs. Linda for swim lessons.
And no pool outing is complete without our sweet friend Kennedy. This day was a turning point for LG. She is no longer interested in the baby pool. She loves jumping in and swimming to whom ever is closest.
We celebrated Caden's 4th birthday in style last weekend.

And no trip to the pool is complete without rice krispy treats!
Jake has become a pretty efficient swimmer and is showing me his most recent trick. This is the first summer that he's not been apprehensive in the water. Lessons have helped him tremendously plus his age.
During one of her many jumps off the side of the pool, she told me to move over. She could swim the entire length of the pool herself. Love her optimism....told her she might need some help. I've never seen anyone work as hard as she does to swim, but her poor feet just sink every time. She gets through the water pretty good regardless. She must have jumped in 50 times that night. Good memories in the making.
My heart.
Great thing about the pool....= great sleepers!!


Meryl & Russell McLendon said...

How fun! Looks like you have two little fish on your hands! I'm ready to go swimming now. =)

the Jennings secede from the South said...

Looks like so much fun! We are swimming a lot, too, but not very independently obviously!

Hannah Lee said...

Ahh!! Wonderful summer bliss! Can't believe those babies are swimming like fishes. I know you are enjoying a break!!

Lora said...

In the good old summer time-
In the good old summer time!!!

Deni said...

Great pics! They are too funny! This sounds like a great summer full of good solid sleeping and some ray catching for mommy! :)