Monday, May 28, 2012

2012 Week 21

Ack!  Really?!?  Not a single photo taken this week.  Sad, because there were probably a lot of opportunities, I just didn't take the camera out and about with us.  That and the fact that I was sick, sick, sick for a lot of the week.  At the very least I need to go out and take some detail photos that relate to what we've been up to this week.  (sewing ruffles for the duvet, pool, sale pending sign next door!)
Let's see - what happened this past week?  Our 13th wedding anniversary!  That was on Tuesday.  We kept the celebrating pretty low key, skipped the babysitter and just went out to dinner as a family.  Though the kids did let us sit together on one side of the table, for once :)  It was a nice dinner, and we had fun.  Then we stopped on the way home and grabbed dessert from the grocery store.
Then of course I got a scratchy throat that night and was pretty sick for the next few days.
We've been really excited for our neighborhood pool to be open, especially with the really hot weather we have had most of the month, and it opened just in time for Memorial Day weekend - yay!  Sam had Friday off and he drug me to the grocery store to stock up on picnic type food to take with us to the pool.  As soon as Kaitlyn got off the bus Friday afternoon we headed to the pool and spent the rest of the evening there.  Saturday we had a playdate at the pool with one of Kaitlyn's friend's from school and her family.  The girls had been wanting to play together but we didn't know her family so I thought this was a good way to get to know them.  Other than the fact that they were an hour late, it turned out to be a great idea and we all had a lot of fun.  I can see ourselves doing other things with their family in the future. 
We divided our time during the last two days of the long weekend working on projects (lots and lots of projects - drying racks, the yard, etc etc) and at the pool.  It was a great way to have fun on a holiday weekend without having to go anywhere or spend any money.  And with the constantly rotating number of neighbors in and out at the pool, it felt like one giant party.  We really like the people in our neighborhood, and have had a lot of fun meeting even more new neighbors.  I'm finding that I really like the idea of having "our" pool too.  It's been a great way to combat the heat and humidity and not have to stay inside.  And the kids have an absolute blast any time we are down there.  Kaitlyn swims like a litte fish (and even gets comments from people about how well she swims) and loves swimming under water.  And Tyler is in love with the water and completely fearless.  He started out the weekend without much control when it came to swimming and prefering to either jump into the shallow end where he could touch (yay!  he couldn't last year so it was harder) or using his kickboard or a noodle to float with.  But now he can propel himself for at least 5-6 feet at a time and thinks it's really fun to swim from me to Sam and back or from one of us to the edge of the pool.  I'm predicting he will have the swimming thing pretty well mastered by the end of the summer.

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