Just gotta show it once again... this baby girl is C.U.T.E.!!
And suddenly, this year, she is also B.R.A.V.E!! By the end of the week, she was doing this WITHOUT floaties!!
and in the "deep" end (4'!!). But still, she couldn't touch, which meant she was actually swimming!
And see that 1.1 behind Ellie?! It consistently reminded me of 11, or JAKE! I have pics of Jake in his floaties jumping off that EXACT side of the pool when he was 3 years old.
I let Staci be the fun mom on this particular trip to the pool.
I feel so at odds with myself when I don't want to do the "fun" things that my girls want me to do! Is that a normal feeling/ emotion? Just a few minutes ago, Ellie was begging me to go to the swingset with her outside. We've only been home a couple of hours, and every bit of that time I've spent unloading suitcases and putting things in their places.
I do NOT want to go swing right now. But I DO love my kids and want them to have fun and to think of me as a fun mom. Please tell me I am not the only one. This is a tough thing for me. Ok... back to the pool, cause it's bringing me down to think about it.
I absolutely love to play with photo apps. This is a simple one, pic frame, but then I upload it to instagram (melaniemomom if you aren't following this chick), and add a great filter and tada... a MUCH better photo!
Staci WAS the fun mom at this moment.
I was the one at poolside watching about a thousand tricks off the side of the pool, and learning about mixed media projects and art journaling.
Eventually, the mermaid joined me on the pool chairs.
And soon, the craftiness wore off on her, and she was making earrings. It's a sickness, I tell you!
and one that creates all KINDS of funk on your legs if you aren't careful. As Suzy and I painted poolside, I had a stain explode on me and it was not your run of the mill water based paint! Nope!! It was some sort of dye that did NOT want to come off of me, the chair or the ground.
Suzy was the coordinator of snacks on this particular pool jaunt. It was really fun having her there with me, mom, Staci and the girls.
OK, if you are getting bored with beach stories, better go find someone else's blog for the next week. I hae LOTS to share!!