My friend Marnie gave us a kiddie pool a couple of weeks ago and this was our first go at it. Sophia LOVED it and rung around the rosie many a time. She loved falling down in the water and gasping when it reached her chest... (the hose water was a teenie bit cold.) It was the perfect afternoon activity for our sunny days... and gave me some peace of mind for the upcoming summer heat. Thanks Marnie!
This weekend was a busy one... Ross had a flag football game on Saturday morning that Sophia and I watched.... and by watched I mean went down the slide at the adjacent park about a hundred times during the football game. "Weeeeeee!". After the game, we went for bagels with good friends John and Marnie, (added that in because it makes me sound like a leisurly out-and-about morning mom, that doesn't speed home in time for naptime... which I'm not.) Later, I went to a bridal shower, child free. (!!!!!) And that night, Ross' boss had a barbecue at his house for a bunch of the Merrill families. Besided the fact that it was based around a pool so either Ross or I had to attempt to eat a burger with one hand while balancing Sophia on the rock she demanded standing on right next to the pool with the other, it was fun. Pools make me very nervous. When can you teach these little ones to swim? Any pointers, mommies?
(This is a picture of the park by Ross' football game... didn't get a great one of her, but I love park pictures, something to do with all of the colorful equipment--and she just looks like such a big kid running around a playground in tennis shoes and jeans... so I threw it in.)
Sunday was the usual, a mia-maid lesson for church to prepare the morning of (horrible problem of mine... I know that's not called magnifying), Ross had to attend another ward for the Stake YM presidency, and then we both got to speak at a youth fireside that night. The topic was mission prep. The days leading up were a little stressful (which is how it goes for me). The outcome was great. Glad for the opportunity... and glad it's over.
Now it's monday and here we go... another week. Sigh. Life's good.