Friday, June 26, 2009

This is the life!

We had intended to go to the beach today. Not our beach. We were going to drive to one where we actually had sand to sit on and play in. The water is finally warm - mid seventies. We were all looking forward to it.

Then while watching the news last night I found out that "they" were urging people to stay out of the water, especially children, because the water was filled with green mucky goo that they called "algae blooms".


So, when the day is 85 degrees and you live next to a huge, beautiful lake that is full of sickness causing algae blooms - what is a person to do?

You call Grama and see if she will take you to the yacht club pool. That is what we did and we had a great time.

Hailey would "mump" off the side of the pool all day long if she has someone willing to catch her and "hep meeeee" back onto the edge.

I love this photo of Ev. He looks so proud of himself. He is really doing great this year in the water. I can't wait until parent watch day at swimming lessons next week to see how much he has improved since last summer.

Our little Mark Spitz. Literally. Spencer still amazes me with his fish like qualities. He never wears a life jacket anymore. And he NEVER gets out of the water.

Trent joined us twice this week at the pool. He was amazed that he could sit in a chair and someone would bring him an ice cold beer. Look what he has been missing all this time!

The girls hangin' pool side in their hats. I burned my scalp the other day so my Mom let me borrow one of her sun hats to protect my tender head. I got Hailey's hat at Old Navy on the clearance rack. I think it is left over from Easter but I think it makes a great sun hat.
We really have been living these summer days to the fullest. We are going all day long and trying to make the most of the beautiful weather. The kids fall into bed every night completely exhausted.
The dog days of summer - you gotta love 'em!



fisher said...

Looks like you guys had a great time with Granny. I am so glad that you went to the pool and NOT the beach. What cute pics too!

jensenbo said...

We had a fab time at the pool; glad I'm getting my monies worth. The boys and Hai LOVE the water. Jen, you look great in the pic--- look at your arm --- the "Scredd" must be working!!!