Monday, March 2, 2009

Swim Lessons with Grandma and Grandpa

Last week we were lucky enough to have my parents visit for a couple of days so we packed in the fun. We went bowling, out to eat and to Joseph's first swim lesson.
The boys LOVED bowling!Can you see it's past Justin's bedtime?Meeting Darren downtown for lunch.Joseph's first lesson was great! He was very nervous and very hesitant to get in the pool. I walked him down to the pool and stayed by the side while he got in, looking terrified. I didn't dare leave him for fear he'd jump back out after me. Then to test the kids' ability levels, the first thing they did was ask everyone to dunk their heads. Joseph just stood there and shook his head. It was pretty funny. About this time, one of the coordinators came over and shooed me away to the bleachers, telling me he'd do better if I was out of sight now. She was right. Joseph was coaxed into kicking his feet behind him and laying on his back to kick. He'd look over at us once in awhile and smile with a thumbs up. This is going to be a very good thing!

It was so great to have my parents here. They make my life easier when they're here: doing my dishes, giving me a break from the kids, taking us out to eat. Joseph had a hard time saying goodbye so quick and Justin hasn't stopped talking about Grandma and Grandpa. Thanks so much, Mom and Dad!


Emily said...

That is the cutest picture of Joseph at the pool! I hear you about having parents in's so much fun and helpful, and I just love how much kids love the cute!

Carol and Bruce said...

Good job Joseph!! I am so proud of him and hope he continues to love swimming lessons. Lucky Grandma and Grandpa Anderson! Glad they had a fun trip and got to spend some time with you even though you didn't come to Eugene:(

Jonathan and Michelle said...

It looks like you guys had a lot of fun with Grandma & Grandpa. That is great that Joseph did so well with his swim lessons. The pictures of the 2 of them bowling are so cute!

Katie said...

What great updates. That Curious George exhibit looks great. There is a Clifford one at our Childrens Museum, Taylor has been begging to go to it. Alas, I don't think I can brave the world with 5 youngins yet.

Jenni said...

fun, fun, and more fun! I love it all! And for real, that picture of Joseph at swim lessons is SO SO CUTE!!! i love it! but I actually can't believe that it is already time for swim lessons! holy moly!!!

P.S- I have pictures of joseph & justin in my room right above my desk, and yesterday my roommate said who are those ADORABLE KIDS?! i was beaming with pride to tell her they were my nephews :)