The kids have had weekly private swimming lessons, and they have made amazing progress. Especially Andy and Ali have become quite the swimmers. Ali loves it and has NO FEAR. She insists on having her goggles that are always half full of water, but she loves the water!
Partly swimming has been my default activity because we got a membership at the Sports Academy, and I can leave John at the Kids Club while the rest of us swim (or while the kids swim and I read a book.) John does enjoy the water too though!
I keep thinking that or family is old enough for us to get a boat. We did go out once this summer and loved it. I could totally rationalize the expense of family time out on the lake, but Josh is the responsible one in this case and keeps putting the brakes on.
Cara and Isaac loved the crazy, wild rides. Their smiles were just as big each time they got thrown out of the tube.
We had the Owen family party at my Aunt Anna's "Red Neck Resort." They had a red-neck pool and a red-neck water slide. Both were amazingly fun. The kids loved the kayak's.
We really enjoyed being with my dad's family, but it was a bitter, sweet experience being there without dad. This is my cousin Todd diving off of the 10 foot platform into the "pool"aka irrigation pond.
These silhouette pictures were fun to take. This is Josh and Justin contemplating their double cannon ball jump.
The muddy baby is proof that we were perfect for the red-neck experience.