The weather here was wonderful this weekend, and conveniently, we were invited to a pool party on Saturday! I'm sure I mentioned here before that I've always loved the water, and was on a swim team since the age of 6. Cameron has not been a fan of the water and that was distressing to me. Just recently, I had light bulb moment and realized that a lot of the issue is that he doesn't like water in his eyes (even in the tub), and he would probably love goggles. I also got him a bubble (just to make me less nervous when he is on the deck of a pool or the dock at the lake). This past weekend, I added a noodle to the mix - and now you can't get the kids out of the water!
At the party was Patrick Rogers - a great guy - but I also learned, a professional photographer. He got this picture of the kids on the raft - he captured their joy perfectly! Maggie LOVES the water.
Every once in a while, Cam blows my mind. The first few times he went down the slide, we caught him. Which is pretty hard in a deep end. So I convinced him that I would hold hold the noodle right where he would land and he would grab it as he hit the water. He figured out to place the noodle at the end of the slide, and he'd catch it as he zoomed by.
Maggie and I went into the guest room so at least Aaron could get some rest- but she was a wreck all night. No sleep for me, and maybe 2 hours for her. I called the doc in the morning, and we brought her in, hoping for an ear infection (both strep throat and hand, foot and mouth are going around right now). But it wasn't any of those things. She woke up today with a slight fever - 100.3 - so I'm working from home with her and praying its just a 24 hour virus.
In an effort to keep Cam healthy, Aaron stayed home with Maggie and we spent the whole day Sunday at the beach.
We had a blast. It's rare that I only have one kid with me - and it's fun.
Today at school it's Beach Day, the kids are going to wear bathing suits and play in a sprinkler. Cam was SUPER excited when I mentioned beach day.... I'm thinking he is going to be a little disappointed after the weekend we had!