Saturday, June 21, 2008

More fun pictures, and a LO

These first 2 pictures were taken on our picnic with Josh in the park beside his office. He only gets Wednesdays off for lunch, so we try our best to "do lunch" with Daddy on those days. This past Wed. was especially nice, because there was NO humidity, and the day was so gorgeous. We went on a "nature" walk, saw a turtle, a snake (thankfully he didn't see us), and several wild blackberry bushes.





Then last night we spent the evening with friends at their pool, and it was SO SO nice! I can say that because I wasn't one freezing in the water (again there was no humidity), but it was such a treat for Josh to get to see Caroline swim. AND she's doing a GREAT job using her "kickers" (her feet), and her "scoopers" (her arms), to paddle wherever she wants to go, even the deep end. She even went off the diving board, but I missed it. BOTH TIMES! Why doesn't anybody tell me these things before they happen? No, instead they ask after the fact, "Did you see her go off the board?" NO. No one told me. But I promise you, my child has no fear. Last night, she tried to walk in without anything floaty-wise, and thought nothing of it. On top of that, she's so fast that all I grabbed was her elbow when she was on the 4th step, right before she was to go right on in, straight to the bottom I guess. But at the same time I'm glad she's not afraid of the water. We're around it too much for her to be scared of it. She just decided to scare ME instead! Anyway, here are a few pics I caught last night.

Swimming so confidently (and she LOVED chasing that duck).




Even Sarah Kate got in! We had to put mountains of floatation on her because she's so tiny, nothing really fit her. So we just kept adding more and more. Hehe!


And it really WAS cold when they got out! I LOVE this picture of Caroline!


And here's a LO I did for a scrap challenge. The challenge was to use scissors only. NO trimmers, cutting templates, nothing, just scissors. And honestly it was fun, fast, and I kinda like the way it turned out. I just wish I'd known when the deadline was. I was a wee bit late, because this deadline was earlier than the usual 12 midnight deadline. Oh well. I still like how it turned out.

10 comments:

Virginia said...

Look how sweet and happy C looks swimming around! (And SK, of course, too!) I love seeing little swimmies. I used to teach swim lessons when I was a teenager and it was so much fun. Love seeing them learn how to propel themselves and how excited they get!

Tab said...

You can blame Scott for the "not notifying" part. He dropped her in from the diving board (I might add, a little un-gracefully :) His motto, you know, 'easier to apologize than ask permission'. HA

The Hulsey Family said...

CUTE cute pics and LOVE the LO!

Morgan said...

Ari sounds JUST like Caroline, he runs head first straight into the ocean! I'm glad he's not afraid of the water though, I just have to be on my toes at all times. SK looks so cute in her various floatie gear!

Jen D. said...

Cute pictures! I think the one of C is so swett all bundled up& tuckered out after swimming.

Love the layout too.

Melanie said...

I think I would struggle wiht that challenge but your layout is gorgoeus. Well done.

Your photos are gorgoeus, especially the one of DD wrapped in the towel.

Michelle Lanning said...

what great pictures -- and of course you missed it - that's what always happens --- hopefully next time you will get a chance to see!

Great layout -- and I like that challenge - you did great!

Brandy said...

eeks, i love those circles in the last one! love dh work lunches too!!

ellen said...

oh what cute pics! we have tons of humidity here too and it stinks. great lo too!

Laura S. said...

great pics & fun LO!!