Saturday, May 31, 2008

Swim Lessons

I can't remember if I have posted about swim lessons or not, so if this is repetitive....sorry. I enrolled Mason at the end of April. I found a little place in Blue Springs (yes, home of newest American Idol, David Cook)...the place is actually a gymnastics center (also known for producing 2 olympic athletes....Terrin Humphrey and Courtney McCool). They offer weekly swim lessons in a covered pool with water that is about 90 degrees. I wanted to get lessons in before "pool season" was here, so that we could be ready. Mason of course is doing great....although he just hasnt gotten to the point where he can actually swim without floaties yet. I am hoping he would learn to at least swim small distances and be able to get to the side. After a few weeks, I decided that Teagan would probably enjoy it too. She started around the 2nd week of May. Teagan has been more hesitant. The first class she clung to me the whole time and shocked me. (The girl lives for bathtime!) Eventually by the 3rd week, she was jumping in and really enjoying herself. Today both kids did pretty well. The problem with these lessons are that they are about a 25min drive away.......for a 30 minute lesson, and with gas at $3.77 (today) per gallon....not very economical.

Luckily, a young college girl is offering private lessons at our neighborhood pool (we just have to walk around the corner :) ) Mason will have 4 lessons with her this coming week. Yippee!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Just some friday night rambling....

Today was a good day (for the most part). Jeff took a rare day off of work (although we did do a work related errand), we spent the day together, minus Alexis who went on a small shopping spree (thanks to a nice unexpected bonus from Jeff's work). We sent Alexis to the mall with $200 to do some summer clothes shopping. (she didnt complain!) She did pretty well, she got several tops, a pair of shorts (I cant believe she bought white shorts.....oh my!!)and a bra. After all the turmoil we have had over the past 2 months with her, it was nice to be able to reward her for all the hard work that she has done. While she was out shopping, the rest of us headed out to run the "work" errand. When that was done, Mason and daddy played some disc golf. I stayed in the car with Teagan as she fell asleep just as we pulled into the parking lot of the disc golf park. I cannot believe that I forgot to bring my was so wonderful to watch Daddy and Mason throwing the disc's together. Mason felt like such a big guy!!! Teagan woke up while the guys were still busy on the 2nd hole, so she and I played at the playground. The boys ended up quitting after 4 holes.....Jeff had thrown the disc probably 10-12 times compared to masons 40+ throws. After that we headed into Costco....ate tons of samples, shared the best ice cream bar ever and managed to walk out of there without buying a thing (this has happened only 2x in the past year!) When we got home, the kids were so tired that they were "wired" (if you have kids you know what I mean.....sometimes they get so tired that something "clicks" and they turn into berserk maniacs). I took them up to the pool at 6:30pm. Felt great too, our house was miserably hot (I didnt want to turn the air on yet, but we caved tonight since the thermastat was reading 90 in our house). After an hour at the pool, it was time to come home. Mason had a slight meltdown as we walked in the door because I told him that he couldnt watch some TV show, thankfully that only lasted about 10min. After a late dinner.......both kids down for the count. Whew.....

Jeff and I tried to watch the movie Juno, but about 10min (really more like the first 2min) Jeff gave up on it. I will have to watch it on my own some day.
So for the most part, a pretty darn good day!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

We had lots of fun!

I was able to get a few pics while we were at the pool today. This is Teagan, getting brave and walking in the baby pool for the first time....ever! The bad thing about our baby pool is that it slopes in the middle (right about where Teagan is getting ready to step)....right after I took the pic, she fell. She went under for a second or 2 and then I scooped her up. She did great!!!! She didnt venture out in the pool again, but she did hold onto the side and sit on the step. I think after a few more visits up there, she will be a pro!!! Oh and I just realized that today is Teagan's 17mos little girl is growing up so fast!!!!

Here is a pic of Mason having fun

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Pool time!!

Summer is here and so is the warm weather. Kids and I plan on spending lots of time at the pool. We just have to coordinate activities and nap time. Unfortunately I am not sure that I will get to take many pictures since I have to be in the pool with Teagan and she is so mobile now. I will try to get a few when I can....soooo off we go!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Still not sure

I have messed with the layout of this new blog for hours now, and I am still not real happy with it's look. So expect it to change, possibly frequently until i figure out what I like.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A new beginning...

I decided to start a new blog, not really on purpose but just because I couldn't figure out how to change the old one. The old web address is completely obsolete anyways, so now I wont have to explain to everyone that I am not still wanting another baby.
I originally started the other blog when Jeff and I were trying to complete our family, now with Teagan in our lives; we feel complete. We are growing as a family, not in size, but in other ways. The old blog will still be there, hopefully I can eventually figure out how to transfer all the archives over to this one.