So Taylor had his first sleepover Friday night with his friend Mason. Taylor and Mason are very much alike, so I have great respect for my sweet friend Katherine for taking them on!! Taylor had a great time and was in awe of their refrigerator. (Those of you who have seen mine are laughing right now!)
The next day, the Cosey family asked us to go out on their boat. We had a great time. The kids jumped off the cliffs, went tubing, and we met up with some other CAK friends and they even rode a paddle boat!! Such a fun time!
Well, it's time for the annual Mrs. Mildred swim lessons. It's a grueling 8 days but well worth it! We were just watching the video from the first year the kids came to her. My little Parker (14 mos old) would cry as soon as we pulled into her driveway, and continue until we pulled out! But....... she can swim like a fish. I'm trying not to be like those obsessed parents who see their kids are talented at something and make their lives miserable perfecting it...I'm trying. And Taylor... oh my sweet Taylor. He's just happy to be alive and able to get from here to there. I want to put both the kids in a class together and see how he does. He doesn't have as much of a competitive spirit as Park does, but when it involves losing to her.........it's a whole different ballgame! Well, off to the pool!
Lounging at the pool, grilling out, watching fireworks... don't you love July 4th. I do. It's a shame you don't appreciate what it's about until you're older. We're trying to tell the kids, but as Jimmy's telling Taylor about the brave soldiers who gave their lives for our freedom, I see the glazed look on his face preceeding his question "Who are the bad guys the Green Goblin or the Silver Surfer?" Oh, well. Maybe one day. We're heading out to the grand parents for some fun tonight. And desperately missing our soldier on this day!
A so so wife and mother. I try, but fail miserably on occassion. My kids are awful and wonderful all at once. Taylor, my seven year old son is energetic and loves life, and then there's my sweet Parker, she's four and on the cusp of ruling the world! Ha! My husband is among the most wonderful on the planet. Have to be to put up with me and the other two. I am overwhelmingly and undeservingly blessed!!