Monday, May 25, 2009

Swimming Lessons

Waveland recently started swimming lessons at a pool by our house.  Twice a week, she gets her suit on and goes with Mommy to the pool to learn the fine art of the freestyle stroke.

At first, she was a bit apprehensive.  You can see her here suspiciously eyeing the facility and the roaring waves in the background.  But mommy just talks to her gently and encourages her, and then she's good to go!
Swimming lessons can be exhausting!  Here she is taking a little break.
Waveland generally does not do a whole lot of smiling or laughing or yelling during her lessons.  She takes them very seriously.  She works on  her kicks and her toy chasing and her bubble blowing with great determination!
Mommy, however, is all smiles!
Here's one of those rare shots of her smiling!  She just finished a forward kick exercise and was pleased at her performance.
From her back to her belly now, and more determined than ever!  She won't be distracted by the other kids...she's got swimming to do!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Texas

Mommy and Waveland recently took a trip to visit our Texas family!  Waveland was quick to get into her Texas role.
A real Texas longhorn, one of Waveland's favorites (right behind real Texas Llamas)!
West Texas can produce some BIIIIIIG storms!  Check out this one rolling in.
Onna gave Waveland a ride on the 4-wheeler.  Waveland loved it!
Here's Poppa getting the 4-wheeler started for Waveland.
Aunt Jenne and Waveland in their matching red.
Here's Hayden, Harrison, Travis, Waveland, Paxton, and Jenne's arm!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Easter

Yes.
Today is Mother's Day and we're just getting around to posting pictures from Easter.
Get over it.

Now then, we had a ball on easter!  We spent some time with Dave and Barb and the family at their lovely home.  Check out this wagon that Dave and Barb got for Edwin and Waveland!  They LOVED it!
Waveland thought the seats were very comfortable.  Edwin preferred to stand.
Waveland got some new books for Easter.  She is big into rabbits (wabbits) these days, and The Bunny Book quickly became one of her new favorites.
She also got to do an Easter Egg hunt in our living room!  Some of the eggs had little surprises in them, like this one for example!
We also got to do an Easter Egg hunt while we were in Texas.  Onna got some colorful eggs and spread them all over the front yard.  Here is Paxton, raising his egg in victory!
This is Waveland tripping over Daddy's foot.
All the kids had a lot of fun, and collected many eggs.
Here is Waveland, showing Paxton the proper way to pick up an egg that you've found.
Good job, kiddos!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Elmo

An Elmo Suit! Could it get any better?
Yes, an Elmo suit with a heart full of M&M's.
Thanks Onna and Papa!