Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Swimming Lessons

Emma and Ella are taking swimming lessons this week. Sara had appointments this morning so I got to take the girls. They love the water and are having so much fun with the girls that are teaching them.

Hunter went with us and he is not to fond of the water. I did persuade him to get his feet in the water, but I should have known with his leg problem he would fall and he did. He got his clothes all wet and I had to strip him down. He was definitely ready to go bye-bye after that and he let me know it too! He didn't cry, but he was adamant about leaving.

At the end of lessons the girls got to go down the big red slide. Emma loved it, but Ella was not very excited. It took a lot of coaxing and determination, but she did it and loved it!

Saturday, July 4, 2009


I wanted to find some things that I could do with the girls this summer when they came to stay with me. I remembered that my boys had a Hungry, Hungry Hippos game when they were little and they loved to play it. Last time I went to Wal-Mart I looked to see if they even sold it anymore and they do! I bought one and the girls love it too. We have spent a lot of time playing lately. I finally have to tell them that's enough and put it up or they would play all day. It is so noisy, it just about drive anyone not playing crazy! Fun times with the grandkids! We're making memories.

And the Verdict Is............

I had a fun afternoon at the lake with a few friends. Debbie had just got a different boat and invited Melvena, Linda and I to go out for some fun. I was determined that I was going to ski since I haven't done it in probably 15 years. Not only did I intend to ski, but I was only going to slalom. That is all I ever did before. To my disappointment I was unable to get up. The very first try, the rope pulled the muscles in my forearms and I was instantly in pain. I tried a couple more times, but it was too late. I had already messed myself up to bad. I hate the realization that I am not able to do some of the things I was able to do when I was younger. In fact it makes me down right mad! This is Debbie and Linda getting us ready to go out.

After I tried to ski, I was exhausted so we went out in the middle, grabbed a life jacket and jumped out in the water and just chilled out for a while.

My arms were still hurting, but I decided I wasn't going to let it ruin the rest of the day. We threw out the tube and Linda and I got on. It's a good thing we put on our chapstick before we got started, because we kissed the water pretty good a couple of times. Arms and legs went flying!

We tried riding that tube lying down and on our knees and sitting up. Then we tried each of us doing different things at the same time.

We had a lot of fun, got some good sun and wore ourselves out. That was Thursday when we went. Today, two days later, I am so sore I can barely move, but it was worth it!