Sunday, November 27, 2011

Because It Isn't Thanksgiving Without a Pool Party...Right?

 This was a new one for us...we haven't enjoyed too many pool parties during our Thanksgiving celebrations in years past. In fact, this might just be the first time we ever swam outdoors in November. We are thankful that our extended family was willing to share their new pool and hot tub AND they even heated it for us. There weren't any adults brave enough to take the plunge regardless of the toasty warm water temperature. That left more space for the 16 and under crowd to have a great time together. Luke and his numerous cousins loved throwing and retrieving these torpedoes.
 Steve with his dad and brother on deck
 Andy loves the water as long as he wears a 'floatie'. 
 Hmmm...what's this waterfall all about, anyway? I think he was tempted to descend it a time or two but it isn't a slide and broken bones were not in our holiday plans. 
 Eli slept through the first pool party but when he woke up we plunked him in the pool in his awesome lady bug flotation device. He also loved the torpedoes and spent most of his time throwing them under and waiting for his cousins to retrieve them. I don't understand why kids never seem to tire of that game.
Yet another boy with his prized collection of torpedo pool toys. 
Thank you, dear cousins for sharing your pool and your home with us. We had a great time!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

So Confused

 The weather sure keeps us on our toes around here. One minute the leaves are changing and it is fall everywhere you look...
 The next minute, it is 78 degrees and sticky and we are digging our shorts out from under our sweatpants.
 Eli loves to explore the neighborhood and is quite proud of his walking skills. We spend a lot of time going up and down the driveway, in and out of the garage, all over the front porch. 
 We aren't the only ones confused. What the heck is this and why is it blooming in November??
We have put a lot of miles on the infamous yellow jeep. I didn't think it would survive to see the third child but Andy seems like he's ready to turn over ownership to his little brother. We are still negotiating.