Sunday, September 7, 2008

Summer's Last Swim

Gavin was invited to a "Farewell to Summer" party by Henry, a six year old son of a colleague of Patrick's. The whole family went as it was part pool party / part park party. Swimming and splashing took place at the Thornwell Home for Children. They have a great outdoor pool there that is available to faculty and family. Any hoo, we all went. Yes, even, I, Kelly, donned a swimsuit and sunscreen on the flesh that hasn't seen the light of day in, eegads, who knows how many years. It was either that or leave the parenting and potential life saving of my drowning children to perfect strangers. After all Patrick can't be in two places at once now can he?
It's a great pool that has a fantastic little wading pool for Anna. The girl swore she was swimming! She had enough flotation devices to raise the Titanic. Hmmm, so maybe I didn't need the swimsuit after all. Grrrrr.
So you can see the pool behind Gavin, Patrick and Ann is fairly large with a volley ball net. What you can't see is the deep section of the pool with a diving board. It was great motivation for Gavin to want to learn how to of these decades. Anna, on the other hand, was a flippin' mermaid who knew no fear. She insisted that we put goggles on her so she could go under water...which she promptly did.
So a good time was had by all.
We look forward to taking "ya'll" to the pool when you come visit.
Hint. Hint.

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Lil D said...

They sound like my two. My son is still not swimming, yet his little sister would dive right in if we would let her...

Thank you for the nice comment about my dollhouse tutorial. I'm one of the world's slowest at sewing and it took me just a couple of evenings after the kids went to sleep, so I'm sure that I'm making it sound a lot more complicated than it is.

Take care,

Tabber said...

Love them Sarah Palin specs on Patrick!

queenelizabeth said...

That's how I eat a muffin!!! And sometimes when it is REALLY good...I cry!!!!