Boys will be boys

Boys will be boys

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Water babies

The first two summers of the twins' lives weren't conducive for a lot of water play...The first year they were WAY too little and Luca was attached to machines and had medication that prevented him from being allowed in the sun etc, etc... Last summer while we went to splash pads and the like we only visited 1 actual pool (thanks Aunt Kristy!)... the twins loved it but they weren't quite old enough for to enjoy the full experience LOL.. Since moving to Texas we have found that practically every park, community common area, etc has a splash pad or pool with wading area. This past week we finally tried the actual pool area after playing repeatedly in splash pads. The twins have been weary of the water coming from overhead. Sometimes, that water is coming fast and can be a little harsh on the body. Anyway, we tried Teta and Tio's community pool last week and the kids loved it! Teta's pool is great because it has a splash pad, a wading pool with a small slide and a regular pool (with a giant slide for people that can swim without help- sorry boys!). The kids are able to enjoy all aspects and a lifeguard is on duty to help moms of 3 3 and under if need be! Daddy went with us and the boys loved having daddy work on teaching them to kick their legs and swim. Since daddy has always loved the water, he enjoyed this as well!

Then on Father's Day we went to Jonathan's parent's house and played in their pool all afternoon. Here the boys could have a waterfall splash them, jump from the edge and lounge in floaties.  The may have wore us out more than themselves (typical!). They also enjoyed having their cousin, Jackson floating around with them and he enjoyed it too! I can see many many hours of pool fun in our future with those boys!

So, 2 pools in 4 days wasn't enough...we had to up it! 3 pools in 6 days!!! Yesterday, I tested myself and my sanity and took the boys to a friends' 1st birthday pool party! We got all dressed in our swim gear and arm floaties and off we went! Our friend, Emma, also enjoyed playing with us! Her momma was busy taking photos of the birthday boy so she hung out with us. All 4 kids thoroughly enjoyed taking turns (most of the time) jumping into my arms. I was exhausted by the end of the party! But we all survived!! An┼że is quite the fish... He figured out how to keep his mouth closed and push himself up from jumping in (he was the daredevil of the group! Constantly jumping off before I was ready to catch him!!!) as well as "swimming" over to me if he didn't jump far enough.

Our car conversations now involve how to walk at the pool, how to jump far and forward and how to stay near a grown up when near water to be sure we are safe.

Alright, now that I've told my story... here's what you've all been waiting for; the pictures! Please note the higher quality photos were by our friend Sarah (mom of Emma seen in some photos).

 Anze with daddy

 Anze eating birthday cupcakes

nom nom nom


 Yes, I'm wearing a white t-shirt- I got too much sun with all the pool trips and my whiteness was becoming pinkness...

 He was in a mood (apparently chips solved it!)


 Jumping with Emma
 Luca (yes, he found a pacifier and won't give it up!)

 Yuri and Luca on the slide



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