Tuesday, June 29, 2010

This is what it's ALL about!!

Summertime Summertime Summertime!!!!
I love everything about it!!!! Yesterday after Emma Claire's cheerleading camp, several moms and I went out to the Captain's Cabin at the Yacht Club and spent nearly 5 hours with about 20 children and NO WHINING OR CRYING by a single one!!! It was MARVELOUS, they (and we) had so much fun! Just pure, old fashioned, summertime fun!!!!
You see that far right bouey, top right, just below the trees. Well, I swam all the way to that and back. It wasn't pretty!!!! There were talks about doing a triathlon and some suggesting that maybe I should do one. Running I have mastered, Biking I can handle after a little practice, Swimming, not so much. Now the fact that I was using kids goggles that didn't fit or work didn't help, but I just couldn't get the whole breathe, swim, breathe, swim thing down. Also add to it my insane fear of snakes and other marine life, and it's not a pretty picture. I might try it again this weekend at the lake, with MY OWN goggles and see how it goes, but this body was not made for swimming - I certainly don't have large, flipper-like feet, maybe that's it!!!!
(sorry ladies, I know I said you wouldn't be in a shot, but it's far off and this was the only bouey shot I had)

Back to our fun afternoon - It was lunch time when we got there, but no one was very interested in eating - Henderson had his yogurt and he was good to go!!!!

Wilson and Lee are both pulling up there goggles seeing each other for the first time - how cute is that!?






I'm serious when I say not a single child whined, cried, fussed, anything - it was almost surreal!!!!













At about 5:15, the storm clouds starting rolling in and we packed up and headed home, just in time, it poured on us the entire way home!!!!




But the fun didn't stop there! After eating dinner AND making chocolate chip cookies, we went out back and caught fireflies (lightening bugs) and our now HUGE black grasshoppers (and they'll get even bigger the rest of the summer)!!!!! Wilson found the grasshoppers on the same daylilly plant we've seen them on since they were born and only about a centimeter long back in April. It's like they're their own little wild pets out in our backyard!!!! We practically know them by name!!!!











We caught the fireflies in a mason jar, but once they were in the jar they wouldn't light up! Is that normal???? I thought they would continue lighting up so the children could see them up close!!!! As soon as we let them fly away, they would start lighting again!!!!!


4 comments:

Jessica said...

Sounds like the perfect summer day to me!

Love Being a Nonny said...

Everything seemed great until those big, black grasshoppers. UGH! I can't do them. I can't. (I'm glad your kids can though!) :)

Good for you to attempt that swim! Hubs did three triathlons a few years back. I loved the *spirit* of the races but I was the cheerleader. Try it! I'll be rooting you on from afar!

Tonja said...

What a fun time! Your pics of the kids are precious! Good for them that they are not fraid of the big grasshoppers. It's great how they are holding them so carefully...it always makes me sad when I see children or adults, for that matter, that have no appreciation of life no matter how small. They are all God's creatures...He made them as He made us! God for you for instilling that bit of wisdom! Happy Summer!

aedozier said...

We catch fireflies quite often and I've found that if you put them in a room that is dark they light up. It doesn't have to be pitch black, just not bright! Love the pics! See you soon!

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