Thursday, May 31, 2012

Katie Anne's Tennis and Swim Camp

This week, Katie Anne went to tennis and swim camp at the Country Club.  VJ has been taking Katie Anne to tennis lessons with Mysti Lancaster at the club for several months, and Katie Anne's really good at tennis! This summer, VJ wanted to send KA to tennis and swim camp, and Katie Anne was so excited about it!  She couldn't wait for Tuesday to arrive so she could go.  

 A little nervous and very excited!

She did an awesome job at tennis - Mysti said that she's got excellent ability and a real future as a tennis player if she continues learning and practicing.  

KA struggled a little with the swim portion at the beginning of the week - she was a little afraid of the water and insisted she couldn't swim.  She was still relying on a swim ring by Friday, but she was jumping off the diving board and putting her face underwater, so we're really proud of her progress!  
 Getting a medal from Mrs. Mysti!

 KA was so proud!

Most importantly, she had an awesome time and felt like a really big girl this week!  

Thanks so much to VJ for this experience!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Fun!

Today, we went out on Gigi and Granddad's boat to celebrate Memorial Day on the lake!  We had an excellent time - both of the kids love riding on the boat this year.  Greg, Jillian, and Caroline joined us for a little bit of boat riding and a picnic lunch.  (Caroline isn't too into the boat right now... babies and life jackets don't mix too well.)  We enjoyed feeding the ducks, eating our picnic, and feeling the wind on our faces!

Gigi and KA getting ready to load the boat

 We missed Saunders today!  He is still in Baton Rouge at LSU studying away... no Memorial Day off for banking students!
 My beautiful Memorial Day girl!
 And we're off!  Gigi and the kids on the boat...
 We pulled up to the docks and this little diva got on-board- Caroline!
SJ loves his new life jacket much more than his old one!
 Jillian and Little C - Caroline was not a fan of the life jacket just like SJ wasn't last year.
 Caroline and Gigi
 Two young sailors at the helm!
 Our boat captain - Granddad
 Gigi and Greg
 Mom and me are red, white, and blue!
 The young Glawson fam
 Boat babe
 Me and my girl!
 The Dude taking his job very seriously...

 SJ feeding the ducks!
 Uncle Greg gets in on the action.
 KA feeds the ducks.  The kids loved the baby ducklings!
 Two sillies!

Love this picture of my parents - thanks for taking us out today, Gigi and Granddad!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

First Swim of the Year with Friends

On Saturday morning, the kids and I went swimming with Vanessa, Lily, and Bear at their neighborhood pool!  

We had such a good time in the pool.  It was both kids' first time to jump in the water this summer.  Katie Anne was swimming well at the end of the season last year, but she was afraid to swim by herself with a floatie this time.  We'll work on that later... today, I was glad she was using a floatie because I was a little preoccupied with SJ.  So, I'm glad that she had the back-up of a float to keep her swimming.  She's got swim camp next week, too - so that should help her remember some of those skills she learned last summer.  

SJ kept to the steps most of the time, playing with his little toys.  At the end of the pool time - after watching the girls jump all morning - SJ decided that "I jump water!"  Then, it was impossible to keep him from jumping!  He loves jumping in the pool, so I know that he'll enjoy swimming all summer long, too.

We took a break from swimming and had a picnic lunch, too.  We had a great time!

When it was SJ's naptime, we cleaned up and headed home.  What a tired boy!