Tuesday, June 26, 2007

fun in the pool

We are happy to have our pool -- not just for our family's enjoyment - but also our friends! My good friend Kim V. was visiting from Ohio this past week, and she was able to enjoy our pool along with our friend Traci and her 2 littles. It was definitely a great way to spend the afternoon!

We miss you, Kim!!! (but we know you're happier in Ohio than you were in AZ!)

can I hold her?

is a common question around here these days! Here's our friend Abigail holding Lydia, and another shot of Nate holding her.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

every day, at the pool

Lydia's way of enjoying the pool. She loves to sleep outdoors!

The boys enjoy sliding into the water. In the month or so that we've been swimming regularly, they have both made huge leaps in their swimming skills.

When we opened the pool this season, Nate wouldn't get in without his life jacket. He now swims confidently from one end to the other (3 feet to 5 feet) and jumps in from anywhere without his life jacket.

Lydia is still sleeping . . .

Sunday, June 10, 2007

6 Weeks!

Hard to believe, but Lydia is 6 weeks old today! She's doing great -- gaining weight & length and becoming more vocal.

new swim shirts

As extra protection against the sun, we got swim shirts for the boys. Not sure if it comes out clearly in the picture, but Nate has camo sleeves and new camo trunks.

Jane's Birthday

We celebrated Janie's birthday today with dinner and cake.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Melanie and Lydia

backyard (for Joyce)

This is a shot from near the pool fence looking to the back of the side yard with the pool. You can see the hot tub on the left side. The rocks on the ground really "finished" this area.

Shot from the back of the yard. You can see the hot tub better in this picture, and also the the grill and our outdoor table.

This is the other side of our yard. We had the flagstone laid last year, but it wasn't mortared down. We had it mortared in recently, and love the finished product. Rock will be down in this area very soon.