Okay folks, we were at Detroit Lake State Park last week and had a blast. We took 8 month old Sam swimming in his first COLD water. He loved it (and was wearing an appropriate life jacket). He is going to be a fish just like his Mom. This was the first time in 14 years (how time flies) that we went camping.
I missed my 10 Things Tuesday column, so here goes for last Tuesday:
1. Wow, it looks like it's going to be warm today
2. I want to go swimming right away.
3. Boy, I'm hungry.
4. Need a nap.
5. Aargh, sun on tent, napper too hot.
6. Why did we swim this morning? We should go now.
7. Mmm. Spaghetti is on the menu.
8. Mmmmmmm. Bob makes great spaghetti.
9. My assigned job - drying dishes.
10. Toasted marshmallows, then brush teeth and off to bed. A fine day at the lake.
The next day we swam in the afternoon and it was fabulous. Snorkeling is one of my favorite things even though I have to override that very strong human law that says, "Do not breathe when the face is in the water - no matter what!!!!!". It is always amusing to me how strong that law is, even though the brain knows that the snorkel will bring the air to the mouth. It always takes me a few breaths to get it regulated. The first few are jerky, untrusting and downright scary.
Sam and I had this fabulous little game of peek-a-boo going one night as I babysat. I loved it. That is his picture at the top. His mother tells me this morning that he has begun standing up on his knees. He wanted to be in the play pen during the week because then he got to stand up. I think he is going to be walking before we know it. He is a real acrobat.