Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Visiting Grandparents

Last week, my mom and Jon's mom came in town to go to swim lessons with us Thursday & Friday.

Adeline helped her Tiny monogram the beach towels we got for their swim teachers.

Nana spoiled them with ice cream.

Then on Friday after swim lessons, the grandmas took the girls home with them to Texas.  I got lots of pictures like this updating me on what they were doing.  When the girls go to Texas without Jon or I, the grandparents split them up so they get some one on one time.  They'll switch kids halfway through the visit.

Playing at Dairy Queen...

Breakfast with Big T

Visiting Ginga (my grandmother)

Petting Kitty & Brushing Rocky

Visiting Baby Shiloh

Swimming at MiMi's (my other grandmother)

Swimming wears a girl out..

Mad because their carseats wouldn't fit on the church bus...

Playing on the bus while everyone else finishes eating...

Good morning!

Ready for church...

Swimming at Nana's

Jon and I did some fun things, too.  Like sleeping in, going to a movie, to church, and some lake time with our dear friends the Rausches and Lieuxs.  Jon skiied for the first time and I surprisingly got up and skiied on the first try for the first time in at least 10 years!

Playing at the park...

More swimming..

And I'm so happy that my TCU flowerbed is blooming.  I love all the purple!

I hosted bunco at my house Monday night. I had a light summery menu.

The girls and both their grandparents got together for dinner and homemade ice cream on their last night.

I met them in Y City yesterday to get them back.

This is the first time Adeline has really realized what it meant to leave.  She cried when I was buckling her in the car and told me she didn't want to go, she wanted to stay with me.  Jon's mom knew we'd gotten a sandbox and had plans to put it together while the girls were in Texas.  She said, "Don't you want to come with us?  Mommy and Daddy are going to have a surprise for you when you get home."  That's what did it for her.  She said, "Ok, Mommy.  I'm going to miss you, but I will see you again in just a few days."  What a big girl!

As soon as we pulled up at home yesterday she said, "Where's my surprise?"  Hah!

Anyone who knows my obsessive compulsion for clean floors knows this is a BIG sacrifice for me.  :)

We are so blessed to have such loving grandparents in our lives.  

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Swim Ranch 2013

We just finished a marathon week of swim lessons.

This was Annabel's first year, so I had both girls in back-to-back classes.  They're both still young enough where I have to be in the water with them.  Thank goodness we have such a sweet babysitter who tagged along with us the first three days and awesome grandmothers who came from Texas for the rest of the week to help with all the changing of clothes and watching & waiting.

On Monday it was raining, but not lightning, so swim lessons were still on!  The water was heated, but we still just about froze.  Poor little Adeline was shivering and chattering like crazy.  Thank goodness the rest of the week was warm and sunny!

We saw this rainbow in the sky Monday night.  It was a good omen for the rest of the week.  I've never seen a rainbow so brilliant before.  We could distinctly see every color.

Adeline had three of her best friends in her class with her this year.  We had so much fun with Payton, Parker, and Hailey!

I think swim lessons wore my girls out as much as it did me.  I had to wake Annabel up almost every morning.

 I love how curly Adeline's hair gets when it air-dries.

And we didn't just swim at the pool.  They swam all over the kitchen, as well.

Adeline did so well this year.  I feel like she will definitely be ready for the 4 year old class next year where she'll swim in a lane with just the teachers while Mommy gets to watch.

Even though she didn't want her picture made with Ms. Susan, she absolutely loved swim lessons.  She even swam across the pool to me with just her buoy on.  I was so proud!

Annabel was in the young baby class.  She wasn't the oldest, but not the youngest either.  Unlike many of her classmates, she never cried and loved every minute, especially the toys & cookie at the end.  :)

In typical Annabel fashion, she was a lot less timid than Adeline and had no qualms jumping right in without even holding my hand.  This child is a daredevil!

What a fun, but exhausting week!  We can't wait to do it all again next year!