Last weekend we drove down to St George to see James' dad and sweet wife Carol. They have a beautiful home and pool in their backyard...my kids spent the entire day in the water.
Elsie loved this floaty thing. She spent most of the day in it. The rest of the time she spent doggy-paddling around in the water without her swim-vest, making me super nervous.
They had a blast on the teeter-toter.
James trying to get on...
I kept trying to explain to him the concept of a teeter-toter...they only really work when both people are approximately the same weight.
He never listens.
This happened over and over again.
Years ago I said that if the day ever came that my little scaredy cat boy would dare jump off the edge of the pool and swim to the other side...I would consider it my greatest accomplishment as a mother.
I can now retire.
And when I retire, I definitely need a house with a pool.
James and Elsie relaxing in the water...
Spencer has a way of never letting anyone relax for long.
Grace was a little grumpy, but she always has fun with dad.
And my favorite tender moments with my kids on the trip...
We had just finished the following conversation when I took this picture.
Spence: Mom, what do you think the most popular cheese in the world is?
Me: I dunno bud.
Spence: It's gotta be Chwiss.
Spence: Yeah. Don't ya know it's a combination of cheddar and swiss? Can't get much better than that mom.
Elsie just getting back from the breakfast buffet at the hotel. I didn't go, I stayed in the room with our little 15 month old terror that doesn't do well in restaurant places. I took this picture in the middle of this conversation:
Me: What'dya have for breakfast today Elsie?
Elsie: mini-waffles, a banana, a bagel, some eggs, juice, and....um...don't ya know those red crunchy things you gave me at the breakfast place yestertime?
Elsie: Yeah, bacon.
Grace, rockin the morning hair, empty-ing out Spence and Elsie's backpacks while they were at breakfast with Dad. ♥
We had a great weekend...thanks grandma and grandpa!!