September 30, 2009

Swim Lessons Paying off!

Abigail & Jacob finally got swim lessons this year, thanks to Ms. Karen. It definitely made mommy a lot more comfortable at the pool. The kids are looking forward to another round of lessons next summer. Alison is super excited that she will be able to participate next summer.

Alison & Abby practicing in the tub.

Abby showing Grandpa what she can do.

Jacob enjoying his freedom.

Jacob, Daddy & Ali.

Alison & Daddy

September 13, 2009

Two Down One To Go :)

Leif bought a Harley this summer. About a month later he got a fixer upper Harley to work on so that he could learn more about them. To get Jacob interested he told him if he helped he could have it. Well, one day Jacob asked him when he could ride it. Leif thinking he was being slick told Jacob that he couldn't ride a motorcycle when he still needs training wheels on his bicycle. That very same day Jacob asked to take off his training wheels. He's been riding ever since. That's my "Skinner boy". Luckily he's been so interested in his bike that he's forgotten about riding the motorcycle, For now that is :) Abby of course didn't like her brother beating her at something so she came home the next day and started practicing. About a month later she had her training wheels off too. Leif and I didn't have to show them anything. They totally learned on their own. You go guys! Mommy and Daddy are so proud of you!

Abby with No Training Wheels

Jacob with No Training Wheels

Alison Still Enjoying her Trike :)

Ocean City, MD

It only only took us 8 years to go on a real vacation but it was definitely worth the wait. We headed to Ocean City, MD the 2nd to last week of August. The kids were so excited to spend the week with Gammie, Grandpa and Aunt Den Den. We headed out Sunday morning after Hurricane Bill hit OC. We left 2 days early because Hurricane Danny was due to hit OC Saturday. The joys of Hurricane season :) Neither Hurrcianes were too damaging but I wanted to leave OC on a happy note. We did lots while we were there and many firsts for the kids :) The kids favorite was Putt Putt (and mine too :) ) They were actually really good too. All three of them scored a hole-n-one. I had some really great photos of them playing but somehow they got deleted :( Here are a few of the beach photos.

A "Show Me Love" Photo

Alison playing in the sand.

Daddy & Mommy Enjoying the Sun.

Jacob watching the waves come in.