So, here it is, our big family news. Our 5th and final blessing is on the way. We are excited but I have been feeling pretty horrible which is why I haven't posted anything in two weeks. Any free moment I have been sleeping and sleeping and sleeping and sleeping. Running after 4 children and trying to grow another takes about every ounce of energy that I have. I don't think I've even opened my computer since the last post. I have a few little ones under the weather today snuggled up watching a show so I had a quick minute to share with you how blessed we are.
Monday, June 11, 2012
The Rude's are now proud owners of a POOL PASS. We just refer to it as the, "Big Pool." We have only used it 3 times in the last 5 days ;) And get asked just about any free moment to, "please go to the big pool?"I don't think that I see an end in sight for their excitement either. I think they are just little fish.
They love it. They are so happy being in the water. The fun thing about having a pass is that we are able to go for an hour or the whole day. After naps yesterday we got everyone changed and loaded up and went and swam for an hour before our late dinner. All four of our wee ones really enjoy it.
I haven't been able to take any pictures at the pool because we are pretty preoccupied with our three jumpers and one little babe. I don't feel stressed being at the pool, we just have to constantly be watching. I took them by myself the other day and as usual they were fabulous. They did a great job at sticking together and doing things that everyone could do. Of course it is always more fun when Dan gets to go with us and they can do bigger jumps, go in deeper water, have more one on one time to practice swimming.
Quinn is getting so bold in the water. Last night he put on a pair of goggles, threw a dive stick in the water (not in deep water) and the first time he went under with the goggles on he stayed under for at least 3 seconds. It was crazy. Dan and I both looked at each other in amazement. Then he proceeded to stick his face under and go grab him dive sticks time and time again.
Myla is also pretty bold, sticking her face under the water, jumping off in the deep water. She is the one I must look out for the most. She seems to have no fear. Rex is getting braver but tends to be our most hesitant one. He is usually content just staying where he feels safe. And Titan doesn't have much of a choice, he just goes with the flow and sticks on my hip most of the time.
We also replaced our little pool at home. Dan picked it up at Walmart the other day. So now every waking moment my children are in the water or eating watermelon, or eating watermelon in the water. If I'm not careful they really might turn into fish. Oh summer is a beautiful thing.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Watermelon and the splash park, summer has officially begun.
Although we have been eating watermelon for about a month now, we are now getting the full summer experience because we are eating it outside with their shirts off and then hosing them off afterwards. Sigh, I love it.
I just love my hot, sweaty kids that have dirt and stickiness in all their little creases.
Oh how we love water on a hot summer day.
Titan has never gotten to enjoy the splash park before and he slept through the first hour and twenty minutes of it in the stroller. I can't blame him, napping outside is always a beautiful thing. I'm always thankful that he can still nap when we're out and about.
I didn't get any good pictures, but just wanted to quickly document that we were at the splash park.
This last picture is of my friend Molly. Molly lived with Dan and I when we first got married with her new little baby Asa. Well, Asa will now be 5 in August. She now has an 18 month old Emmett and is expecting TWIN GIRLS soon! I am blessed by her friendship and how the Lord has paralleled our lives so much. I keep telling her what a blessing twins are. I'm looking forward to snuggling her two little girls.
It's officially summer. We are looking forward to many, many more days at the pool and sticky with watermelon. Oh, just thinking about the fact that it's summer makes me smile!