Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Swimming in April

Greetings from the 4 Webbs,

The only thing we have to look forward to in the summer time here in AZ is swimming. Similarly, some places only look forward to winter for the benefit of snow skiing. April is normally still to cold for us natives (i think the pools are about 72 degrees?). Lucky for us though, Great Aunt Mary down the street agreed to heat her pool for us! We made the best of the situation by swimming two days in a row. Jenny went with me on Monday and Kendra went with me on Tuesday.

Last year when they were just a few months old, Easton and Layla would enjoy the splashing around for about 12 minutes and then it was time to get out. This time they happily played for over an hour each time. Of course we were cautious at all times so there's no video footage of high-flying, daring antics. But we did get this short clip of Easton in the air and wearing daddy's cowboy hat.

Here’s the still shot picture from the same time as the video. Easton looks more like me every day (from what people say) so he should be comfortable in board shorts and a cowboy hat like his Dad. I think that makes us wannabe urban cowboys? I’ll start looking for a hat his size. :)

and here's Layla floating in one of Mary's many floating toys. She looks a little scared in the picture for some reason, but I assure you she was fearless as usual.

Both Easton and Layla learned to trust Kendra and I by standing on the edge of the pool and leaning over as we held our hands a few inches away and caught them. That the most fun of the day for all of us.

Neill and Jenny are busier than I expected partly due to our filling their time with running around town with the twins. We stopped by the duck park for some relaxation therapy. We laid on the blanket in the shade of a tree listening to the birds while the breeze flows by. By “we” I mean Kendra and I. :) Neill and Jenny had a different experience because they took Easton and Layla over towards the more exciting side of the park on their own suggestion.

They chased ducks, wondered through the sand, and did their best to help the twins avoid duck doo-doo and pine needles as they led the twins around.

As a side note, Layla found the tiny trash can in the laundry room and discovered lint. She grabbed a piece of the lint taken from the dryer and ate it! I heard her coughing a little and walked in to find Layla with lint all over her mouth like cotton candy. Not much we could do at that point... Never a dull moment with these two babies roaming around the house.

The 4 Webbs are heading out for California tomorrow to spend some time with Kendra's friends and family. We're all looking forward to spending Easter and vacation days at Oma and Opa's house. We'll get to test out the new reclining car seats as we drive through the night. More adventures to come...

See you soon

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