Monday, June 30, 2008


Jared and Audie Jacobs invited us to go swimming at their pool on Saturday. We had a lot of fun. I'm glad to have friends with a pool.

This picture cracks me up. It really looks like our girls are having fun, doesn't it? (I'm typing this sarcastically. . . in case you can't pick up on the tone.) In Jovie's and Tralee's defense, they skipped nap time to go swimming.

I was surprised that Tralee held on so good while riding on her Daddy's back.

Tralee deciding whether or not to jump back in the pool.

Jovie getting pushed (by Jim) towards Jared

Getting tossed in the air.

Jovie didn't want any help carrying the floaties back home. So this is how they made their way back.

Tralee definitely keeps us on our toes. Some of the highlights of the day were finding Tralee playing with one of Jovie's toys in the Jacobs' toilet (I was so proud -- n't), Tralee constantly stealing Jovie's food and eating it, and lastly Tralee making a mess in general. I hope we didn't leave their house a total disaster. I tried to pick up Tralee's messes here and there, but I'm sure there were things I didn't get too. Below are some pictures of Tralee eating off of Jovie's dessert plate. I looked out the window and saw Tralee's face smashed down on the plate, licking away. When Jim tried to take the plate away her little face stayed glued to it. That must have been some tasty dessert!

When I was feeling like I was ready to go home, put Tralee down for the night, and get things ready for Sunday in Primary, Jim said, "Hey, I made us plans!" I guess Jim's Uncle Dave called and invited us to play cards. Jim accepted the invite, so I had to go. Normally this would be fine, but I wasn't excited about taking a cranky toddler who hadn't had a nap all day to game night. Tralee DID sleep for the first hour or so. I had fun whipping everyone's butts at Scum, then Tralee woke up, was CRANKY, and I tended to her while everyone else played cards. It wasn't all the much fun for me, and I finally gave Jim the "let's PLEASE go" look. So, we left. I didn't mean to be a party pooper, but I think all Moms can agree with me on wanting to get home in this situation.

Yesterday was just a normal Sunday, and today I'm going to be busy getting ready for our trip tomorrow. I probably won't post anything new until we get back. Any tips on flying with a toddler?


Audie said...

Love the pictures! We'll have to do it again when you guys get back. Have a fun trip!

Hannah S said...

Cool! Do you have a waterproof camera? How fun! I liked the color of the water. So refreshing and bright!
I completely understand the sleepy kid thing....Tyler knows as much as I do now that we can't go out w/the kids after 8pm or we'll be in for it.

Have fun on your vacay!

Jojo's Circus said...

Those are great picture Les! What a fun day! Hope you have a great trip!!!