Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Our Wet and Wild Summer

This summer has been a busy one already!  We've been doing a lot of running, but it has all been fun! It was been quite hot, so we have enjoyed a lot of time in the water.  Between Rod's sister's pool, swim lessons and an inflatable water slide at our house, this summer has been wet and wild!

 The kids dressed and ready to swim at Aunt Laura's
(sorry about the glare through the windows)

Paige relaxing in the pool.
(she loves to wear goggles and they crack me up!)

Izzie going down the slide with her cousin Taylor.

Wild-Man Will coming off the slide!
All of the kids went down the slide except Drew.  He loves the water and likes to play in the pool, but remains the most hesitant.  While I appreciate a little caution, I've been working on increasing his comfort in the water this summer.  We'll see.  They're still young...

 The quads relaxing in Laura's hammock after a long, fun day swimming.

We have also just finished our first session of swim lessons for all five kids.  I haven't been good about taking pictures at lessons, but here are a couple a snagged.
 I am very proud of the progress Drew has made.  I would say that he is a bit nervous in the water and still doesn't like to put his face in, but he did a great job following his teacher's instructions and by the end of the 2 wk session, was floating quite well!

 How cute are Julia and Izzie walking around holding hands?

As if we haven't had enough water time, we also bought a giant water slide for the backyard.  Will has been asking for one of these for two years now.  When he first wanted one, the quads were much too little to have played on it, so we resisted.  Well, now the quads are much bigger.  They can hold their own on the slide.  The kids can spend an entire day playing on this and having a blast!  Bonus?  I can count on five thoroughly worn out kids sleeping well at night!


  1. So jealous of your water slide!!!!!!!

  2. My kiddos would love that in our backyard!! Pool time is so fun for the kids, looks like you are having a great Summer :)!

  3. Oh, man! That waterslide rocks!! Can we come over and play?? lol

  4. Wow! That blow up slide looks awesome! Glad you are all having fun - there's no way to survive summer without being in the water all the time!

  5. Looks like you guys are having a great summer! It has been 100-110 degrees here the past couple of weeks so we have been spending every day in our backyard in our pool or at the lake. My brother has a slide similar to yours, and my kids love to play on it! I wish we could get one too, but our backyard is much too small! The temps are supposed to be in the 80's this week, and I have to admit I am excited to get away from the water for a few days and hit the park.

  6. Oooo - also a little jealous of your water slide - it's lovely! And we're just heading into summer... well, if the rain and the cold fronts would stop blowing up from Cape Town that is.