Friday, July 16, 2010

Stayin' Cool at the Pool

My goal for today was to straighten up the house and do laundry (lots of laundry)!  But all of that changed around 8:30.  My brother Jeff called and reminded me that I was suppose to meet them at the swimming pool today.  I totally forgot that we had talked about it at his birthday party on Wednesday.  He has been on vacation all week, so I guess today was the celebration of his last weekday off before Monday. 

Gracie was in terrible need of some new ear plugs, so on our way to the pool, I decided to run by the ENT's office to get a new pair.  Now, when I go to the pool, I'm no where near one of those people that can "rock" going to the pool.  You know what I mean...those people who still look fixed up even though they don't have any makeup on or their hair combed.  I thought I would just run in the door, stop at the front desk and get what I needed.  Well my friend, that wasn't the case!  They asked me what size I needed.  Now that's a question I didn't think they would ask (which I don't know why, now that I think about it, it's a logical question). Since I didn't know what size plugs we needed, they put us in an exam room.  Now, let me paint you a picture of how we look.  Emily (looking the best by far) had a cover up over her bathing suit...thank goodness.  But Gracie just had on a bathing suit with a pair of Crocs that were too big.  And let's just say, this was not a glorious moment for me.  To make matters worse, the nurse was so hateful.  So, I grabbed my ear plugs and left. 

On a happier note, the pool was wonderful.  It was a zero entry pool, and Gracie thought she was as big as everyone else when it came to swimming.  That is until she got a good drink of water. 

After the pool, we came home and rested.  I finally got to the laundry. The DVDs I ordered Jeff for his birthday came in and he called and said he was coming to get them.  So, we had a nice little visit with them this evening. 

When we put Emily to bed tonight, I went back in to check on her and this is what I found.  Oh, how she can make me smile.

Tessa (my sister-in-law) said that Jeff was talking tonight about how great it would be to win the lottery.  And she said something so true...she said, "You know, our kids are healthy, so really it feels like we have won the lottery".  She is so right!  We have so much to be thankful for!  Thank you God for all of our blessings!


  1. Sounds like a great day at the pool! CUTE CUTE girls!

  2. Awww, the girls are all so stinkin' cute!!!!