Sunday, May 27, 2012

Summer Begins!

Yes, indeed, Pool Days are here! I love pool days, where I can at least spend my time in a chair with an audiobook as I watch the boys splash. I am very fond of audiobooks. 

Joey takes a plunge

We have jumped right in with both feet, heading to the pool after lunch for cooling off and getting a lot of exercise and sensory input. Both the boys love water. I just wish they loved swim lessons. 

Splashing in the pool. 

They have provided themselves with all the essentials: water guns, splash toys, and balls. 

Oh, and goggles. Can't forget the goggles. 

Andy usually finds a few friends to play water guns and ball games, and today he even had a game going that included jumping off the diving board. Joey has been pretending he is Mario, going through water levels. And if that last sentence was Greek to you, count yourself fortunate. 

Andy enjoying the COLD water. 

Unlike our first summer at the pool, we are handling the crowds and the noise and the overload very well. I am, of course, positioning myself just in case, and arriving prepared to act- just in case. Hence, not a lot of swimming for me, and I plan on purchasing a few new audiobooks. I'm thinking of picking up a Dickens, and maybe a fluffy romance, a la Jane Austen. I haven't read Northanger Abbey in ages. 

Andy jumps in!

You know, there is still nothing quite as heart-stopping as watching your child jump off a diving board. 

Just saying. 

To Infinity, and Beyond!

Here's to a happy summer, everybody! Now we just need school to get out...