Sure enough, they made their dear mother proud. It was so fun to see them this go around become more confident and relaxed in the water, even if I had to take them at times kicking and screaming to lessons. Who knew by the end of this session that they would actually be asking for more? I guess it's time for me to conquer my fear of water and take "the plunge".
Yes, that is a black eye on Chase. He got whipped in the eye by our neighbor with a jump rope. It was one of those times when the mama bear came out in me and I wanted to protect my cub... it took all that I had to not lash out at the boy for not being more careful. The neighbor is ten, so I feel like he was old enough to know better than to whip around a jump rope in in front of my four year old son's face. Then again, am I a careless mom to let my four year old son use a butter knife that is three inches from his face to scoop out his jam ? The kids have had a ball picking the raspberries around our house to make their homemade jam.
Aub's finally started walking and is cruising around everywhere, like typical "Stone-kid" fashion she chose not to walk until 14 months old. It still always amuses me to see their cute, squatty bodies wabbling around...it is too cute!
She has a little bit of curl in the back of her hair also. I'm sure the humidity here really helps it bounce up.