Friday, August 28, 2009

Where Have I Been All Summer? (part III)

Wendy and I took "Parent & Me" swimming lessons at the Brea Plunge this summer. On the days I worked she got to go with either Ryan or my mom. The class pretty much teaches the toddlers how to hold their breath under water and gets them ready for real swimming lessons. The other moms, mainly Ruth, said they had fun watching my face every time Wendy got dunked. I don't know who hated it more, me or her.

Wendy was given the MVP award by her teacher, Brett. She was SUPER bummed on the first half of lessons. She would cry and cling to me, but by the end, I was dropping her off the diving board (to the swim instructor waiting below of course) and she was trying to jump before I let her go and would come up laughing.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Where Have I Been All Summer? (part II)

Newport Beach

*brothers with each other's daughters + grammie and grandpa. 
this family finally got some girls.

Ryan's family rents the same beach house in Newport each summer, right on the sand. They've been getting the same rental for over 20 years, but I think we're out growing it a little. Luckily, we're either on the beach or bike riding on the boardwalk most of the time so we don't notice.

*Wendy DOES NOT like to get her hands dirty, as you can see in the picture on the right, so it took a little while for her to get used to the sand. 

On our last day there, grammie & grandpa took us on a boat ride around the harbor then to the Balboa Fun Zone. The kids had so much fun taking turns driving the boat. I had so much fun checking out all the ridiculously huge mansions with their ridiculously huge yachts docked out front. 

*grammie & grandpa w/the grandkids on "our" boat

*Balboa Fun Zone. I can't stop laughing when I look at the 3rd picture down.