Monday, June 24, 2013

Lots & lots of swimming!

Friday I took a vacation day from work and headed to Rockport to pick up Bethie and Gavin and head to the Rockport pool for a day of swimming!  It was family day/night there which meant they were open till 8.  We didn't quite make it that long though; I think we left around 5.  We got there at noon, so 5 hours in the sun and water had us waterlogged.  I had bought a few pool toys the night before so Gavin would have something to play with in the pool.  I got him a pair of googles (he calls them doggles), two splash balls, and a second water squirter.  Bad idea taking them to the pool.  Every kid there wanted to play with every toy and wouldn't take no for an answer.  I finally ended up putting all of the toys up after one of the kids broke one of the water squirters.  The only thing we kept out was the doggles.  Bubby still doesn't stray far from the ladder, but he's getting there.

After swimming, we found one Geocache before my phone battery died.  Then Gavin and I were headed home to meet Shawn for dinner.  We went to dinner at Golden Buddha, then headed to Walmart for a new toy and to Sweet CeCe's so we could get some ice cream. 









  
Gavin spent the weekend with us cause Saturday I planned for another outing of swimming!  Shawn took the day off on Saturday and we picked up Allesha and Alex from church and headed to Howell Pool out on the westside.  I had originally wanted to go to Burdette, but thought Howell would be just as much fun and a little bit cheaper.  We all had a great time, but I think Gavin had the best time.  Even though he's afraid of the water to a small degree, he's definitely a little fish!

  

I like going to Howell cause they have a little kid section that has zero entry to a depth of just a little over 2 feet.  It gives Gavin a chance to run around and play without actually being afraid.  He was "swimming" around in the water a lot and as we were getting out for a break I asked him if he wanted me to get a penny so he could dive around and get it.  He said yes, although I knew that I didn't think I had any change to use since I only brought some cash bills with me.  Luckily, and thankfully, as we were walking back to our table, right near the edge of the pool there lay a lonely little penny in the water for us to have.  Thank you Jesus for the blessing!  After break, it was dive-central!  He tossed and dove, tossed and dove, and kept tossing and diving for that little penny! 

I love how I can see his little fingers picking up the penny.  Oh, and have I mentioned that I love my water camera?  If not, I do!  I'm so glad we got it!






It wasn't till near the end of the day that he warmed up to the idea of playing in the sprinklers and splashing water and going off the little green frog slide.  I tried numerous times to get him to go down the bigger slide in the little kid area, but he wasn't having it.  I'm sure it's because of that big red bucket that drops water from the top.  LOL!  And speaking of that big red bucket...when he was going down the little green frog slide and playing around in the water there, he got just a little too close to being out of his comfort zone when the big red bucket dropped the water and it came dumping down in the area he was out.  I was laughing and he came running out of it says "THAT IS NOT FUNNY!"  I sure thought it was bubby!  










After swimming we took the girls home, went home ourself and changed our clothes, and then headed to Boonville for dinner at Logsdon's and then ice cream at the Tastee Freeze.  Yummy!  We normally get the ice cream to go through the drive through, but the drive though line was really long and since the weather outside was nice, I thought it would be fun to sit outside and have our treat.  Glad we did too, cause that ice cream sure was messy for the little boy!

We all got the dipped homemade ice cream; Gavin had banana, Shawn had the cookie dough, and I had the butter pecan.  So, so yummy!! 



Definitely a good day!

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