Our second annual trip to Schlitterbahn happened this afternoon. We were hoping that yesterday's swim lesson would help with today's activities. Grayson LOVED it! The kids area is perfect for him this year. He was able to climb up on any of the slides and roamed around by himself all afternoon.
I didn't think about it when I bought it, but his lime green rash guard was a huge help in keeping an eye on him as he ran all over the place.
Neylan also had fun. He roamed around by himself for a little bit. Not afraid to stick his face in the water and splash.
Neylan was a bit hesitant on the slides, but I would say by next year, he will be as brave as Grayson
The boys had their third swim lesson today. The last two have gone so badly we called for reinforcement this time. Our friends who are regulars with this teacher planned their session at the same time to try to show Grayson how much fun you should really be having. Neylan did fabulous today and wasn't clung to me the entire time.
Grayson still had a hard time and needed a little bribing to jump in.
Neylan's cookie was a reward for doing such a good job.
And a little peer pressure from a cute girl never hurts either
Tonight as we were playing outside two balloons flew over. Adam and I thought it was pretty cool. Grayson, on the other hand, did not. He was scared to death and wanted to go inside. Adam said his heart was racing and he just kept saying that the balloons were going to get him. He even had a hard time going to sleep because of it. Not sure where he got this idea.
After the services today we went to Mimi and Papa's house for some rest and relaxation with family. The boys love this swing, but unfortunately, I wasn't able to get the best pics. The biggest smiles are when they are in motion.
We are heading to TN today to be with Adam's family and go to Sissy's funeral. We had already scheduled a swim lesson this morning, so we kept it in order to let the boys burn some energy before such a long drive. Unfortunately, this lesson was worse than last week. The boys screamed and cried nearly the entire time. Grayson did not want to be off the step and Neylan did not want anyone else to hold him. They did like this chair float and Grayson wanted to wear these flippers and goggles the whole time.
This is so pitiful, but I just have had no motivation to grocery shop or cook. So, after searching the cabinets and refrigerator, this was the best that I could come up with for dinner. So sad! But, everyone ate it without complaining.
Well, I had a really cute picture for today, but Grayson has learned that he loves to look at the pictures on my camera. He's always been really good about asking for my help if he pushes the wrong button, but I have now discovered that today's picture has been deleted. Will be more diligent about getting the pics off my camera sooner!
Tonight was our annual church picnic and since Grayson LOVES watermelon more than chocolate Adam wanted to enter him into the watermelon eating contest. He immediately became intimidated with the competition and began crying. So, we took his slice and let him eat it without the pressure.
Neylan wanted in on the yumminess too!
Once away from the crowd, Grayson had his own contest. He would run up to me holding his watermelon, say "set, go" and take a big bite, then run off, chew it up, and start again. Unfortunately, there is no prize when you are only competing with yourself.
The boys spent the evening at GG and Bill's house so I could have a break for a few hours. All went well because GG is dog-sitting right now. The boys chased that dog all over the place and gave him lots of attention he may not have wanted.
This used to be Grayson's trick, but now Neylan is in charge of picking which DVD to watch.
The boys had their first swimming lesson today. Grayson was surprisingly nervous and didn't want to do much but sit on the steps. He started warming up after an hour and I imagine next week will be better.
Adam had the day at home today while the boys went to daycare and I worked, so he cleaned the living room. He expects it to continue looking like this for a while, but in reality, it will be destroyed within 10 minutes of them walking through the door
Working together to whip up something yummy for breakfast
Grayson got a popsicle after dinner and only ate half of it. So, Neylan was the lucky reciepient of the bottom half! He ate it like a champ. And that face?- well, he's already starting to say "cheese" when a camera is pointed in his direction!
It has not been a fun couple of days. Adam and Neylan are down for the count. Adam has a sore throat, headache, and what the doctor calls a "virus". Neylan is teething in full force with explosive diapers again. I cannot even begin to imagine how many diapers and wipes we have been through this week. Let's hope it all passes quickly
Mimi and Papa got this cool indoor/outdoor table for the boys for their birthdays. Grayson was SOOOO excited about it and thought it would be fun to eat dinner at it. But, being the wiggler that he is, had to be tied to his seat with a scarf in order to finish his meal. He just couldn't manage to stay in it. So, this table won't be for eating at!
Neylan approves of the cookies Mimi and Grayson made last night
Mimi, Papa, and Uncle Jason (Adam's parents and older brother) arrived today and the only place that everyone can be together and tolerate the weather is in the water. So, after dinner we headed to the pool.