Skip to main content

Splash!!


Oh my goodness, isn't he a riot?! He wants to wear these goggles every time he swims even though he doesn't put his head under. He reminds me of a mad scientist or something. LOL!



Say CHEESE!! :) The first day Gabi got into the pool she was TERRIFIED! She held on to me with a death grip. But now, she is all about swimming! She goes under water, LOVES to be thrown up in the air, and can hold her own in a swim race. She's come a long way baby! :)

 
Kyalynn has surprised me the most with the pool. She LOVES it! She started putting her head under a second at a time and now she can swim under water! She loves to climb on someone's back and say "take a breath, take a breath" and then you go under and so does she. She laughs and laughs. Just a day or so ago she decided seeing her brother and sister being thrown up looked like fun so she wanted to do it too. I was nervous about it at first and she did gulp some water a couple of times but now she has it down and comes up smiling ear to ear. This girl never fails to amaze us. She has the most reasons to make excuses and yet she doesn't. She just keeps on trying until she does it.


Connor is a natural swimmer. He is like a fish. We actually love having him swim because it gets him active and helps to get all that extra energy out (well, most of it anyway! LOL!) He does backflips off the rafts, handstands, and can swim under water well. We keep telling him if he can just learn to follow rules he could be a great olympic swimmer. :)

And sweet Samuel....he doesn't much like the water unless it's 86 degrees or above. A couple of times as I've held him and walked in the water he's fallen asleep but it's hard to stay asleep with all the splashing that comes from the other little's. I think that's the main reason he doesn't really like the pool...he keeps getting splashed and that cold water startles him but he LOVES to watch the kids from the safety of the deck. He gets so excited when they are laughing and splashing and joins in with his "eagle squeal" (loud ear penetrating screams) as Sean lovingly calls it. :)

I'm telling ya' that pool ties right up at the top for best investment, right next to the trampoline. It has been such an incredible blessing not only to us but to lots of others, especially in this hot weather. I love having a house full and a pool full too!!

Comments

he he he- we can't wait - our new home has a pool! and you all are soo invited to come whenever you want :) !!!!!

Hmmmm.....Joanna has one of those eagle squeals too, but I don't call it lovingly anything :( yikes!! :)

Popular posts from this blog

Are You Ready?

As a pastor, I'm often called upon when life "vanishes like a mist." One of the most powerful examples I've seen of this was Stan Gerlach, a successful businessman who was well known in the community. Stan was giving a eulogy at a memorial service when he decided to share the gospel. At the end of his message, Stan told the mourners, "You never know when God is going to take your life. At that moment, there's nothing you can do about it. Are you ready?" Then Stan sat down, fell over and died. His wife and sons tried to resuscitate him, but there was nothing they could do - just as Stan had said a few minutes earlier.
I'll never forget receiving that phone call and heading over to the Gerlach house. John, a son, stepped out of the car weeping. He asked me, "Did you hear the story? Did you hear? I'm so proud of him. My dad died doing what he loved doing most. He was telling people about Jesus."  I was asked to share a word with everyone ga…

The Old Rugged Cross...

Sean and the guys are between jobs right now and so Zachary has been helping me with odd jobs here around the house. It has been a HUGE blessing to me!  Leaves I never finished raking are finally removed, a campfire pit has been built, a shed sorted and organized (Hallelujah!) and best of all, my Old Rugged Cross is erected! Isn't it terrific?! I've been wanting to build one since watching the Fireproof movie. Zack situated it so I can see it when I look out the window over my kitchen sink. :) He outdid himself on it. He really roughed up the wood and even burnt it to give it that ruggedness I love. There are nail marks in it too. As Zachary carried the cross to set it up Kyalynn kept saying, "look, it's Jesus the Christ, yes it is". LOL! The kids love visiting the cross and this morning Connor was excited to tell me that he was praying at the cross and talking with Jesus. So glad. The Old Rugged Cross HymnOn a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, The emblem of …

Now she's....

11! Can hardly believe our precious, tiny, happy girl is 11 years old!  She's the first one home and I have no doubt that her contagious joy  helped propel us on to adopt 4 more times. :) 



She is a lover of all things but especially birthdays! If she hears it's someones' birthday she gets so excited and plans to be at their party even if she wasn't invited. LOL! She's been diligently reminding us every.single.day sometimes every.minute.of.every.day that her birthday was coming up. There were only two things she wanted.....a Veggie Tales Lord of the Beans dvd and a harp. Yes, you read that right....a harp! Oh my, this girl is a big dreamer but that's better than not dreaming at all! :) So Sean and I set our brains to thinking how we could pull this off for our girl and my man came through!! Check out this beautiful harp he threw together. 

And it's the perfect size for her and even plays music! Sweet! Kyalynn was thrilled and is so cute playing her harp. She als…