Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sun Kissed

I simply love that my children's faces look so alive when they have spent a day at the pool. Or, in our case every day at a pool for the past week or so. Their little bodies and cheeks are darkening up and when they get out of the bath or shower I just can't help but fall in love with them all over again!

It is with much excitement that I write that FINALLY, just today I now have THREE swimmers. I did the whole swim lessons thing and the many different approaches to help one of mine along with her fear of going under water. Nothing was working and I resolved to let it go. And then it just happened. She sat watching EVERYBODY else do it. Then, a 9 year old patiently worked with her until she got it. I will post a picture later with all three girls with their goggles on under the water playing with each other. It brought me such joy to watch.


This picture is just a teeny tiny glimpse into what it is like when I get together with my siblings. Here are my three girls with Nick and a handful of the cousins! We are out every day enjoying the summer because of the pool!!!!

9 comments:

Heather said...

I'm so glad all your girls will go underwater now! I remember working with Ashlyn to do it the summer of '05. Wow...was that really 3 years ago?!?!? Hmmm...I think I was pregnant then, too! Funny.

Mari Fontana said...

I am a little jealous...we don't have access to a pool this summer. Being a Florida girl in SC is sometimes a chalenge.

StaceyStace said...

Fun, Fun, Fun! Glad you are enjoying it.

shanna said...

soooo sweet. We have a pool in our neighborhood and go every weekday and I love it! It is my favorite part of summer!

Hannah Grace Photography said...

They are so cute! I'm encouraged to hear that one of your girls is finally swimming after being so afraid. Grace, even after swim lessons, is terrified and will only get in the water if she has a noodle or swim ring. I know she'll get it eventually...I pray for patience! Have a great weekend with your little swimmers!

Erica Lynn said...

That looks great! The kids look like they are having so much fun.

Emily said...

! how great!
I have had nothing to blog about lately, actually, a lot, but I just don't feel like it!

Don't you love the pool? We are at our neighborhood pool a lot too, it makes summer a lot more fun!
Talk soon!

Mimi said...

Aren't they soooo cute!! What great memories you are building for all of the cousins!!

Matt & Amy said...

I love your family. Aren't you so thankful for all your cousins??? My kids have none . . matt keeps saying they have each other! But, I am hoping someday their kids will have lots of cousins. . . . very fun.