Sunday, August 3, 2014

Pool! (Part 1)

Of all the years for our pool to hit major issues, this wouldn't be it. It shouldn't exactly be surprising to us though - after all, you could argue that it comes with home/pool ownership.

And I would agree. I would say that it's fun to have a pool and half of the time it doesn't require as much care, but then I would also be lying to some degree.

Needless to say, as of August 3, we've only been swimming in the pool for about 3 weeks. Our kids were itching to go swimming, but limited finances meant we weren't going to just have a gym membership or start swimming lessons. Nope - this year, it was different.

Thankfully, Kaki and Papa Gary's community has a pool, and even better for us, hitting it in the morning over a holiday weekend meant it was pretty much ours.

What did I do? I took pictures!

Full disclosure: I didn't make the kids hold hands to jump into the pool. Zoey demanded it. She was having confidence issues and needed some added encouragement!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Sparkler Girl meets Popper Boy

If you've been following this blog (or my family), you likely know that Zoey is my Sparkler Girl. She has yet to meet a sparkler she doesn't like:

That still hasn't changed.

Jack, on the other hand, hates sparklers. He hates fireworks. He really hates everything but the food on the Fourth of July. Poor guy - he often is more than happy to sit inside and watch a movie.

This year, however, he discovered the joy of poppers!

Fireworks...and then some!

There's nothing like a blog a month after a holiday to catch up. :-)

This year, unlike years before, we decided to try something new. We visited Wichita to shoot off our own fireworks (and see Baby Aaron, Sam, Kaki and Papa Gary).

Trav, by default, was our designated punk.

Then we tried something new to us. Can't say it was a huge success, but it worked to some degree!