This summer is coming to an end.
My blog is revving back up. You see now, I’m finding I have a bit more time.
Joe and I made a solid agreement that when the pool opened this summer, we would let most everything else go. (other then the necessary cleaning). We wouldn’t do any “projects”, or “organizing,” or work on our house. (we ended up tackling the garage…. more on that later) We would SWIM, and just simply enjoy the summer. If there was a day to be swimming, 95% of the time, we were using it.
We loved every single second of it.
Jack went from jumping in, but mostly dog paddling…..to rhythmic breathing and a front crawl that impresses his lifeguard Mother.
Luke went from sitting on the steps, refusing to put in his face…..to walking in the shallow end and playing paper, rock, scissors underwater.
We had many people over. I think we only spent a total of 7 hours in the pool just the 5 of us. Which was just fine. We loved being home, having fun, and just enjoying being outside.
It was the very best thing we could have done.
My only regret, is that the photos you see above (of the pool), are pretty much the only ones I have.
However, this means, that instead of taking pictures, I was making memories.
If we weren’t in the pool, we spent loads of outdoor time here.
I was THAT parent. Screaming and cheering him on. Watching him pass and score. Just being proud of him.
Ironically, she too became very popular on the soccer field AND in the pool. She couldn’t go anywhere without being petted, or people asking about her. I was even asked why didn’t we bring her once. We love her so. She too LOVED the pool. Often playing the lifeguard role she was made for. Wish I had a shot of that.
Now that fall is creeping in, the projects will resume. Until next spring though, we will long for the steaming hot, smile filled swimming days.