Archive for June, 2010

pool time, pool time, pool time, pool time!!!

it has been in the upper 90’s and low 100’s already here so the pools couldn’t have opened at a better time!

well, honestly, they could have opened sooner and i would have been happier but still.

i can’t complain too much – we have been getting pool time at our play dates since karen has a pool but now we get to go whenever we want and that is a wonderful thing!

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and we are in!!!

it was in the mid-90’s that day and jon had just finished mowing the lawn so you know it felt good!

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jon, jasper and heather enjoy the cool water…

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and the floaties lasted all about 10 minutes on jasper before she wanted them off…  we are going to have to teach her to swim this summer, for sure…  if she doesn’t figure it out first by herself, that is!

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this year, she is tall enough to touch the bottom in the shallow end and let me tell you, she was super stoked about that!

“i can touch the floor!  i am so tall now!”

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hmmm, i can almost feel the water right now…

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jasper rediscovered the whole jumping in the pool thing – she loves to go up the ladder and cannonball into the pool!

if her head doesn’t go fully underwater, she has to do it again 🙂

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and here is the tail end of one of the many jumps!  head underwater?  check!  daddy splashed in the face?  check!

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and then the face wiping commences until she climbs out to jump again!

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and again…  and again…  and again…

first day of family and friend pool time is over!

until today that is; tuesday is pool day again and after my workout, it will feel really, really good!

happy summer everyone!

where’s arnetta?

natchitoches was a comfort and a place of respite this long weekend and the only thing this picture is missing is gram!

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next time, arnetta, next time!

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jasper and pop say their good-byes…  with a little bit of silliness and tickling thrown in there for good measure…

thanks, gram and pop,  for being there for us and giving us a place to recover and feel loved.

keeping jasper entertained…

jasper lilith came prepared…  or maybe it is more accurate to say that her neena and her mom came prepared.

i packed her panda pack with goodies and mom brought some goodies of her own for jasper!

‘course mom’s goodies won out because they were shiny and new!

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the fancy nancy book garnered a happy, “fancy nancy!” exclamation but what took the cake was the little pet shop puppy!

it’s this tiny bobble-headed toy that is strangely cute 🙂

now this toy saved the day and kept her occupied and playing for the entire lunch!

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“mommy, take a picture of my new tiny baby puppy!”

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here she is crooning, “awww, isn’t she cute?   look into her eyes, mommy!  aren’t they soooooo precious?”

i don’t know about precious but those eyes certainly are big!  now jasper, on the other hand, is precious!

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“she likes to be petted right here, mommy!  just like mocker!”

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jasper had to show her new puppy off and joseph was quite the captive audience 🙂

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lest we forget our old friends, jasper lilith said, “mommy, now take a picture of her too!  we don’t want to leave her out!”

no, we wouldn’t want to do that!

the visitation, the graveside service and the lunch afterward were wonderful examples of that old saying It Takes A Village…  she was very in the moment and solemn but she was also well looked after by every single person there and everyone took turns loving on her and playing with her – she is a lucky girl and i thank you all.