Water Babies

Our communtity pool finally opened yesterday. It was a count down experience for us since the pool closed the weekend we moved in, much to my children's dismay. We don't understand why it can't be open all year and why the locals think it is too cold in December. Unless we are scraping ice off the windshield it is still swimming weather as far as my children are concerned.

So with much excitement we loaded up the wagon and headed out.

Lil Bird absolutely loved the water! This was his first time in a pool so we weren't sure what to expect, but he was nothing but grins and giggles.

He would have dove right in if we'd let him. Butter also thought the water was a little bit of heaven. She was not scared one bit and floated around like a lily pad for quite a long time.

She wasn't too happy when it was time to leave, but she couldn't really argue through the chattering lips...

and you could tell Lil Bird had fun, he was wore out!

We hope to hit the beach in the next couple weeks, I'll be sure to post pictures of that too.


let me jump right in...

I realized today that if I keep waiting for the perfect first post to come along I will never make a post. So I guess I'll just get started. I am no writer, I am an awful speller, and I have horrible grammar. Yes, I can still homeschool my children successfully despite all of these inadequacies; I have a teacher's manual. ;~)

This will be the simple ramblings of our wonderful life. It is often chaotic; we are a God fearing, homeschooling, active duty US Navy Pilot's family with 5 children, 2 cats, 1 dog, and fleas.

I often found myself wondering (read complaining loudly) why flight school had to be in the Florida panhandle. I really didn't know what I was in for- no one at the housing office mentioned cockroaches the size of birds, swarms of mosquitoes, fire ants in your pants, two lane highways with no passing zones (we lived in San Diego for 6 years), sweltering hot sticky muggy days, and fleas. I am a Midwestern not-a-sissy gal, but coming from our last duty station in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, this was all quite a shock. But as usual, now that our time here is coming to a close (hopefully) I am shown once again that God's plan is SUPER AWESOME and I have made some amazing friends and learned some incredible truths that I would never have learned if I didn't have fleas.
I don't really have fleas, but it is a war.

Buzzzzz.... Dinner is ready.