Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day Weekend Recap

Our Father's Day weekend started out with something that Eric has been looking forward to for weeks...Addie's first swim class!! Since Eric works crazy hours, he has never had the opportunity to take Addie to any kind of class before. So when I told him that I was signing her up for Saturday morning swim, he was thrilled. Obviously, our little water baby was equally excited...


Blakey boy and I decided to come along too so that we could watch his big sis in action...


I was a little nervous that the class and size of the pool would send Addie into freak out mode, but it didn't! She was great and had TONS of fun with her Daddy. I think we are all looking forward to next week :-)


After swim class, it was time for a nice loooooong nap and then it was off to Nana and Papa Mueller's house!! Pops cooked us up some delicious burgers and dogs on the grill...


And then after our food settled...it was back to the pool. Addie was showing off some of her new swimming skills for Nana...


When my Dad told my brothers and I that he was going to have the pool ready for Father's Day this year, we couldn't wait to relive our Father's Day pool party from 4 years ago. You see, Adam and Di still lived at their old house (which had a nice above ground pool) and since it was a little chilly and gloomy that day, none of us brought our suits to go swimming. But that of course didn't stop us, especially when I made the STUPID mistake of standing too close to the pool and was thrown in by a certain jackass brother. So...if I was going in with my clothes on...so was the rest of the family. And one by one we were all thrown in...clothes and all :-)


Since we were all wet anyway, we decided we better take advantage of the situation and take a little swim. But what started as a relaxing little dip turned into a full-on water ball war. Yeah..that's me in the white shirt in the middle...the main target...


And 4 years later, nothing has really changed. We took our second family dip in the pool (this time with swimsuits)...


And minutes later...the war broke out. Can you guess who the target was?


While all the madness was going on in the pool, Great Grandma watched from the sidelines with Blake.


Watching all the craziness must have really tuckered the little guy out...


But it didn't slow down this little chic! Addie held Aunt Meagan hostage in the playhouse for the better part of the afternoon. I don't think Aunt Meagan minded though :-)


With all the excitement that went on Saturday, it's no wonder why both kids had such a great night of sleep. We woke up Father's Day morning and had ourselves a nice breakfast followed by some much needed relaxing time with Daddy. But after naps, we headed over to Aunt Dana and Uncle Kevin's house to celebrate Father's Day with Papa Steve!!

While the mommies got dinner ready, the girls colored Papa an extra special picture...


After dinner, all the ladies tried their hardest to figure out the new gadget that Dana got for Uncle Kevin. How many women does it take to fix a broken piece of equipment?


The answer is 2...plus an intelligent man who was smart enough to break out the directions...


This was truly a FANTASTIC Father's Day weekend for all of us and I think it is safe to say (by looking at his huge smile) that this Daddy got everything he wanted :-)


So...how was everyone else's Father's Day?

5 comments:

  1. Have you seen Puddle Jumpers for new little swimmer? http://www.amazon.com/Stearns-Puddle-Jumper-Jacket-Orange/dp/B003648NYM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1277136742&sr=8-2
    I bought this one for Alexander and he loves the freedom. Since he has to wear floaties at swim lessons, this floatation thing allows him total freedom when we go swimming. It might be something for Addie this summer!

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  2. Jen, I just had to say your family is gorgeous! I am so glad you enjoyed the weekend!

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  3. Chelle - Thanks for the link to the puddle jumper. I just read a ton of awesome reviews on it, especially for the 2-3 year range. I think I am going to order one for Addie since she is not afraid of the water. Even though we are always with her, I would feel so much better having a safety vest on her. Thanks again!

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