Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sun Protection

When I swim mid day, this is what I look like:

I like sun protection. I haven't always, but I've noticed signs of sun damage on my skin this year and am trying to minimalize any further issues. So, I wear a hat, sunglasses, an SPF 50 swim shirt (from the boys dept at Walmart $8), and SPF 50 sunscreen.

Gavin likes sunscreen too:

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Gavin's bedtime prayer last night

"Bless Mommy,Daddy,friends,church,big trucks,dirt."

Saturday, June 18, 2011


6/18 swim from Kelly C on Vimeo.


Isn't that a beautiful pool?
I don't really even want to go into what a stressful ordeal it was to get it that way. It's too depressing. Suffice it to say it took a month and we ended up draining it and starting over.
But it was worth it for this guy: 
 We're in the pool almost every evening now, after it gets late enough to not have to mess with sunscreen. Gavin could stay in there all day. He just finished up 2 weeks of refresher swimming lessons. He still requires some occasional cueing to stay in the correct form in the water but all in all he is an awesome little swimmer. His biggest problem is that he often times doesn't want to stop to rest or turn over and float to breathe while swimming - he just wants to go go go. But somehow most of the pictures I took are of him floating. I have a video too if I can ever get it uploaded.

 Our garden is doing pretty well too: 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


I just sent an e-mail with the following update, so I figured I might as well update the blog with it too:
Gavin started swim lessons this week and is a little fish. He picked right up where he left off last year. His teacher is working with him on stopping to turn over and take breathes - Gavin sometimes forgets to come up for air. We've had some issues getting our pool opened up but should be swimming in the next couple days. He is also finally ready for potty training - when we're home he uses the potty about 75% of the time, but needs a reminder each time. I'm hoping he will be trained by the end of the summer so he can start a 3 morning a week preschool program in August.