Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

We decided to get the twins' swimming pool out today.  I had to run some errands this morning, and when I got home, Tim had R&R sitting in their pool (in the living room) eating a snack and drinking their milk.  They were having a great time!  

After lunch, we took the pool outside to the back yard.   When we put Rhys in, she was not sure about the water.....

But after about 30 seconds, she really started enjoying herself!

 Learning how to splash water!

Rhett stayed pretty chill the whole time he was in the pool.  He did spend a lot of time trying to eat all the pool toys, but hey, he was happy!

He was having a great time splashing himself, and even got his entire face wet.  He didn't cry....instead, he laughed!

They stayed still for a few minutes and just splashed, played with the toys, and kept on laughing at each other.

(notice Rhett is still trying to eat the toys....he is teething right now)

Then R&R figured out they could actually move around in the pool.

Rhys thought it would be fun to get out of the pool, then back into the pool, then out again, etc.

She even took a break from swimming to go and swing with daddy.

It wasn't long, though, and she was ready to get back in! (And we have lost the bow at this point....did you really think she would keep it on her head the whole time we were outside?)

And she's back in again.

It was getting close to nap time, so we brought the little ones in to get them changed and ready to sleep. We didn't have any swim diapers, so we just had them in regular diapers in the pool.  Look how nice and fat this diaper is!  We couldn't stop laughing at how big it had gotten.  I think that thing seriously weighed 5 pounds!

After long naps, we headed out to run some errands.  We needed to go to the Apple store at the mall, so we took the twins to Chik-Fil-A for dinner.  This was their first time to eat Chik-Fil-A and they loved it!  Did you know that you can order grilled nuggets on the kids' meal?  The twins gobbled them up, along with the fruit cup and squeeze applesauce they got with their meal.  Once they finished their kids' meals, they were still hungry!  WHAT??  So they ate 4 of my nuggets, along with another squeeze pouch I had in the diaper bag.  I guess that swimming really does work up an appetite.  LOL
big kids at the table waiting for daddy to get our food

 yummy dinner!

 Rhys with her "prize" from the kids' meal (a book)

These two were worn out and ready to get home!

We had a wonderful Memorial Day, but definitely want to remember the meaning of this holiday.  We are especially grateful to the military personnel who have died in service to our country.  We are also thankful to those who have and who are currently serving.  Happy Memorial Day!

1 comment:

  1. I believe I thought more about the true meaning of Memorial Day this year than I ever have before. We take our freedoms and our way of life in America so much for granted, and just think it will always be this way. But without the sacrifices that many are willing to make for us, we might not always have freedom to live our lives as we wish. May God continue to bless you & your precious family, and this great land!