Friday, September 7, 2012

Stuffy Noses and Swimming

Z loves the water.  She freaking loves the pool, bathtub, even playing in the sink.  One sure fire way to stop any tantrum or tears is to fill with bathroom sink and bust out the water beads.  She would literally spend 2 hours just standing on a chair at the sink pouring water and water beads into different sized containers.  But yesterday, she got a super water extravaganza day that began with her swim lesson and ended with a 4 hour pool party in our compound.  All of our friends with kids were over and it was a bit crazy, but Liam held onto her when she wasn't trucking around the pool with her swim noodle and has a great time.  She's great at pulling herself out of the pool, which makes me feel better about her being in the pool.  And having all those kids around was great, even if they were all older.  The youngest were 5, but she was right there with them, running into the pool showers against the wall, climbing in using the ladder and jumping into Liam's arms.

The BBQing didn't start until late because it's just too hot to grill in the day even under the sun shade, but she didn't care downing a hot dog, sausage and some wings!  We thought she would be pooped...not even.  Bed time wasn't as easy as we thought it would be because she still had so much energy! But she eventually went down and so did Z.  I turned in early as my startup work beginning at Ungodly O'clock is draining.  It doesn't help when your breathing is seriously compromised by a stuffy nose and a sore throat.  Thankfully, we're all finally getting over the remnants of our colds, which is making life a lot more liveable.  Even with all of that it was so much fun to see Z having a ball.  She just kept saying "The boys in the pool." ".The boys in the shower" "The boys eating."  Are you sensing a theme here.  Her takeaways from a 4 year old's birthday party a couple of weeks ago was "The boys slide."  Liam's already getting defensive that the boys are getting so much attention already.  We'll just have to keep an eye on our westle mania toy loving, pocketbook toting, nail polish wanting, rough and tumble girl.  

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great day! Seems like everyone is sick!