Friday, July 31, 2009

Swimming Lessons

We have just completed six weeks of swimming lessons. James and Sophia have completely changed their swimming skills. Sophia has gone from licking the water and choking everytime her face went near the water to going under the water for diving rings, jumping off the side, and pulling herself out of the pool. James can now swim quite a distance under water, some crawl stroke, touch the bottom, go off the diving board and will not wear a lift jacket - as he says "I CAN DO IT MYSELF!" or "I AM GOING TO PRACTICE MY MAD SKILLS." We are finishing off the summer of lessons with James' Birthday Party at the pool. Rocket and Space themed of course.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


What a great idea!!! James and Alejandro painted cookies today - thanks to Aunt Becky's great idea. Lightly beat egg whites just before foaming, add food coloring and paint onto sugar cookies. They added red, white and blue sprinkles while the egg wash was wet and the sprinkles stayed perfectly. Thank you again for the great activity idea!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New Braunfels Children's Museum

Today we found a gem!! So much fun (and very clean). James' favorite part was the Space Discovery area and getting him to take off the astronaut costume was definitely an ordeal. Here he is...

James and his new friend

James has a great new friend named Alejandro. They met at gymnastics and are inseparable, probably because they are so much alike (even their little sister's have the same name). He spent the day at our house on Monday...

4th of July

Happy Belated 4th of the Schertz Parade

Thursday, July 2, 2009


so we went for pictures in beach and 4th of July outfits. I'll spare everyone the crying, not cooperating, sassy pictures and put up a few of the good ones...