Thursday, September 3, 2009

Laughter is the best medicine

It's not often that all my children are laughing together - mainly b/c Seth is still selective with what will make him laugh. Up until now, it's mostly been me that been able to get him to laugh. Matt could sometimes, but for now anyway, Seth is a momma's boy.

We were on our way home from the pool today and Luke was being silly and he figured out what gets Seth to laugh, a lot! This is the most Seth has ever laughed at once.

What is it about a baby's laugh that can put everyone in a good mood?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I love summertime and swimming. Growing up we lived in our swimsuits during the summer. We'd go inside for lunch and bathroom breaks, otherwise we were in the water. Here in Texas we have a great community pool that is rarely busy (which is shocking considering it hit 100 degrees everyday). We hit the pool almost everyday Monday through Friday this summer. Maya mastered the freestyle thanks to a frien of mine who came and taught lessons at the pool. Luke learned to swim this summer (as long as he has goggles on). He even got to the point where he'll jump in and swim to us. I'm so glad my kids love the pool as much as I do!

Who doesn't love being silly with dad?
Maya and Emi practically lived together this summer (above)
Luke and Jaike are great buds! (below)
Seth after a good swim/nap in the water
Silly jumping

Daddy "hearts" Maya

Summertime entertainment

Remember the games you used to make up with your brothers and sisters? Avoiding hot lava and crocodiles, steam roller, getting the bad guys. Good times. Here a little look at Maya and Luke - choreographed by Maya.

The Kids