Monday, July 06, 2009

Beyond the Ribs...

Swimming, boccie ball, bean bag toss (an actual backyard game I TOTALLY want to buy now)


Nana barbecuing and being nana....
FOOD.
Sparklers, a craft I snuck in there that I did with my Activity Day Girls from church before we left for San Diego... but they're festive right?, one very pregnant Terasita (we thought she'd have this baby days ago... but we were just happy she was still plugging along, walking the miles at the zoo with us and spending a day in the sun and pool and even trekking from our far away parking spot to fireworks later that night. That woman makes me look SO bad in pregnancy. It's like being pregnant for essentially 3 years straight has made her kind of good at it. :) She doesn't opt out of anything.
And of course, the fireworks. A bit of an effort for like 10 minutes of a show... but still fun. Check out Sophia's sun burnt little face. I felt awful. Her eyes were so red and puffy. She must have been in that pool for like 5 hours. She ate four hot dogs (without buns) in one sitting in the middle of it all. So I guess she was working pretty hard. Oh especially because she suddenly TOTALLY knows how to swim! I wish I'd gotten her in lessons last summer so she'd have been taught the proper way to swim, because she mostly doggy paddles (like me) but she is officially without floaties and cannon balling with the rest of us trying to knock Nana off the boat. She doesn't even hustle to the side... just hangs and treads and swims the long way back. It's made swimming this summer SO fun.

Fourth of July '09. Ross used the word "perfect" on several occasions. The only thing missing was more family, since it was just the folks, Ian's fam, and mine... but I think an entire day spent outside with water and toys and ribs will always make my husband a happy, happy man.

3 comments:

Attic Gal Rachelle said...

It was fun seeing you among the throngs of people at the zoo. Those food pics look like something from a magazine, and are making me hungry!

Lacy said...

Great post! I am so impressed to hear about Sophia's swimming! She is so fearless and strong- to be able to tread water and keep her head up! That really is amazing. You are the perfect mommy to those girls!

Paulo and Melody said...

My shower is on Sat Sept 5, labor day weekend. I texted you to ask for your address, so I can mail your invitation. Let me know. Will you be down anytime soon to take my picture?