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Family Fun

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Family Fun

My mom and step-father came to visit us today, and they spent some time with the kids in the pool. A couple of the kids wouldn’t cooperate for a group photo, so this was the best I could get. I’m glad they were able to come and spend the day with us.

This boy has had a growth spurt recently. He has grown two full inches since his birthday in January! He is now 5′ 4 1/4″, which means I’m only one inch taller than him, and he will be taller than me in a few months.

Big sister didn’t want her photo taken, but I was able to snag one with her carrying the watermelon ball. My kids love that silly ball, but they don’t play with it like the directions suggest. They like to play solo instead of a group game, which means they usually end up fighting over who gets to play with it.

Little sister was happy to pose for a photo with Grammy in the background. When we first started swimming again this year, the twins told me they needed more swimming lessons. They wore their puddle jumpers the first few times they swam, but they are jumping in and swimming across the pool now. They also love to throw dive rings and torpedos in the pool and dive to get them. Ms. Alisha taught them well the last three summers!

Sissy was too busy swimming and diving to stop for a photo. She kept asking me last week to teach her to swim on top of the water, so I tried helping her swim freestyle, but that’s not what she really wanted. Yesterday, I finally figured out that she wanted to learn to tread water and dog paddle. That was easy for her to learn.

Before we got in the pool, I asked my mom to take a photo of me and the kids. I had to convince big sis to change out of a hot pink shirt so we could all match. This photo shows the dramatic height difference between my oldest two children. They are only 2 1/2 years apart but 12 inches apart in height! Big sis is 4 1/2 years older than the twins but only six to seven inches taller than them. We literally take clothes from her closet and pass them directly to the girls now. I expect all the girls to be in the same size clothing at some point in the near future unless big sis has a sudden growth spurt.

We had fun as a family today. I hope you were able to enjoy some time with your family today too!

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Chillin’ in the Pool (quite literally)

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Chillin’ in the Pool (quite literally)

We had a pool put in a few months ago, but we made the kids wait until the water was somewhat warm (73 degrees yesterday) before we would allow them to swim at all.  It is still too chilly for me (74 degrees), but I did put my feet in today.  

They are enjoying the pool already even though I catch them with chattering teeth from time to time.  The sun helped keep them warm yesterday while I sat in the shade under an umbrella.  Today’s cloud cover is keeping all of us cooler. 

They lined up on the side so they could all jump in together.  They get along so much better in the pool than anywhere else.  That could just be because it’s new, but I hope it continues through the summer.  

We didn’t realize we were down to three pair of goggles, so the kids shared today.  We probably need to buy a few new toys too, although it’s nice not to have too many to pick up.  This pink Puddle Jumper belonged to Big Sister years ago, but the girls love it because it’s pink.  As long as it keeps them afloat, I don’t care which one they wear.  The twins have swimming lessons later this month, so I’m hoping they will be able to swim without the floats all summer.