This has been our best summer yet as far as weather goes. All that's going to end this weekend with 116 degree highs but mornings at the park were pleasant surprises so we will take it. That being said, we still spend most of our time swimming. The kids made a lot of progress with their lessons this year. Especially Zach who may have actually overcome his fear of the water!!! I even did a Parent Tot class so that Benson didn't have to watch from the sidelines but that means there are no pictures since I was in the water. I did however, manage to catch a picture of the new shades I picked up for them since Zach has such sensitive eyes in the sun. Heart throbs!
On one of our cooler nights Zach decided he was ready to try to ride a two-wheeler so we gave it a go. Off he went! That turned out to be a whole lot easier than the first time I tried to teach a kid to ride a bike. No tears involved. He still hasn't figured out how to start and stop on his own but with a little practice that will come pretty quick. Click on the link to see the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBt59P6g0Ps&feature=em-upload_owner
Adam was at Girls Camp so Mariah was my cameraman. It's not the greatest video ever but it was fun to show Dad when he got home.
The open house for the temple in Tucson is going on so we made the 1 hour 40 minute drive to go see it. It's a smaller temple and not overly elaborate (nothing is compared to Gilbert) but pretty nonetheless. In fact, because it wasn't crowded it made for a very calm and peaceful experience that I hope made an impact on the kids. Even Benson said he felt "good" in the temple. However, what he couldn't stop talking about was the bus ride since there wasn't sufficient parking on the temple grounds. He was the happiest little guy on that bus. "I like it mommy, I like the bus. It's Mariah's bus. No buckle..." I think that last phrase was the true key. He was free with no 5-point harness car seat!!!
|Photo bomber in this one :)|