|Will could ride down that railing over and over and over again for forever, I think.|
This girl. This girl has turned into crazy-swimming-no-fear-jumping-kicking-inferno girl in the past two swim days we've had. She's always been a risk-taker, climber-of-all-things type of girl, but she had yet to warm up to the water. Until the last time we went to the ocean. I think it had more to do with the OCEAN warming up, than her. Now that it has been in the nineties for quite a bit, the pool is finally nice and toasty as well-and she cannot get enough! It's such a riot to watch her! She's practically climbing out of the pool to jump in before she's even finished her current jump! HA!
|That ruffle bum!|
|Ruth rarely uses floaties anymore and she is doing AWESOME!|
|Ruth and Will have been super into tricks lately. This was the infamous 'jumping in backwards' trick. Very proud.|
They made several attempts to jump in at the same time, all equally unsuccessful, haha.
|Will is just so much fun these days. He is go-go-go when it comes to play and slow-slow-slow when it comes to ANY sort of chore. I mean, he does have good reason-if he doesn't do it, Ruthie will. How do I change that?!?!|
|He reminds me of my nephew Cowen in this picture.|
|This is the best photo ever. Those water splashes in the air! Her tightly-closed eyes! The anticipation! I just adore everything about it.|
|Love those big brown eyes.|
In other news, Ruthie and I got our teeth cleaned this week. She was very excited to show off her wiggly tooth, and the dental hygienist did not act sufficiently excited--I was not very impressed with her kid skills in general. Oh well. We've been swimming. I've packed a total of six boxes. I went to a going away gathering at Cheesecake Factory and was reminded how cheesecake is really not my favorite--luckily for Sterling, it just so happens to be his VERY favorite. :) Sterling wins HUGE this weekend because not only did he bring home flowers AND doughnuts on Friday, but then he put the kids to bed so I could go out, and then he got up with them and did all the 'get kids ready feed them breakfast' while I went to the temple. Then I walked in the door just to change to go to a Primary activity (I took Ruthie with me) and so he fed everyone lunch and put them down for naps and then I went to the laundromat and was gone even longer. It was actually really odd. I take the kids with me everywhere while he studies all weekend and weeknights. So having from Friday night through Saturday night practically just me doing a bunch of stuff without kids felt really odd. But very, very nice. Our van is in the shop getting the transmission fixed (ugh) so there has been a LOT more juggling this week than there normally has to be. Poor kids have put in some serious travel time. Sterling's commute is forty minutes. We had to drive him a couple of days to make it to appointments, so that meant we had an hour and a half in the car in the morning and then again in the evening, plus the travel time to the appointments. Lets just say, it has made me SOOOOO grateful for a van that keeps Will and all of his appendages FAR AWAY from shrieking, ear-splitting shrill girlies. Very thankful.
It's a good life. Caio.