Monday, June 27, 2011

Water Babies

So far, our summer has been an amazing time of relaxing in the sun and enjoying each
other without the rush rush rush of school.  On my days off, we spend our mornings
cuddling in bed, lingering in the early light and each other's arms.  We spend as much
time outdoors as the Louisiana heat will allow, swinging under the trees, blowing bubbles
on a picnic blanket, chasing the dogs through the pasture.
And, best of all, we swim in our back yard pool, floating in the cool water and splashing
each other through little girl squeals and giggles.  Brees has always loved bath time, since
the very first time we placed her in the water, so I had hoped she would feel the same
way about the pool.  My dreams came true when we dipped her tiny feet in for the first
time and watched her sweet little face light up!  She smiled and oohed and aahed as we
gently swam her from one side of the pool to the other, her hands splashing excitedly.

Isabelle inherited the swimming bug as well and has been a water baby from the start.
She has taken swimming lessons for the last few years and is very strong in the
water.  Hopefully, this will be yet another skill this sweet big sister will pass on to
her younger sibling.
These days are what summer is all about: spending time together as a family in our big
back yard, doing what we love to do.  We are the happiest when we are out under the big
blue sky, our bare feet in the cool green grass.  I cherish these times so much because I
know that when school starts again, with all its schedules and homework and activities,
we will be limited with how many lazy afternoons we can enjoy.  These are the days
of summer, the days of roaming carefree with the ones you love.  And with this being
Brees's first summer, I really want to make the very best impression, creating the
most magical memories to fill her heart with.  I'd say we're off to a pretty good start...

The Paper Mama

The last photo is my entry for this week's Paper Mama photo challenge.  The challenge 
this week is "My favorite photo of June".  Brees flying through the sky in her 
swimsuit is definitely my favorite.  
For obvious reasons:)


Caitlin said...

Isn't it funny how kids are so innately drawn to water? We lived on a lake as a kid and my parents had to FORCE us to wait to go swimming until we had one 80 degree day. We'd swim in May if they would let us! (Keep in mind this is Maine, so in May the water would still be pretty darn chilly!)

Joyful Sparrow said...

You make being a mom seem like such an absolute joy, and make me look forward to my (future) turn at motherhood even more.

Megan said...

Beautifully said!! Thoughts of days like this make me SO anxious for babies!!

AmyLee said...

what a cute family! looks so much fun :)

Hilary@BabyMooHoo said...

so fun! miss isabelle is so photogenic, i love her big smiles in all your photos!

Bobbi said...

It's nice that the girls aren't afraid of water, and they are so beautiful! Enjoy your pool time! ♥ BJ