Answer: How many times can your baby jump off a diving board for the first time without floaties?
Joey has been padding out to the end of the board most times we've been to the pool, but then backing off. Today, he was jumping into the deep end from the poolside, giving me plenty of skipped heartbeats thankyouverymuch. Then I told him, "honey, just push back up when you reach the bottom!"
Ah hah! Mom had given him the secret! He was on that diving board so fast my head spun and my heart flipped a full somersault. On it, off it, into the water... and back to the surface, like he had been doing it all his life, and giggling like a madman. Wow.
In other news, we have been thoroughly invaded by Zhu Zhu Pets. In fact, I think they are planning a mutiny to take over the house and install Pinkie as Queen of the Universe. I'll keep you posted.
Check out the front garden if you have a minute. The back is being cleaned up and I'll have pictures of it when the work is done. Don't panic when you see it, stuff will grow back, and pruning was much needed.