My parents were in town this weekend visiting, and stayed out at Wild Dunes. Since it got up to 70 yesterday, we played tennis for a few hours and then headed to the pool. Don’t worry, it was heated. We all loved it, except now we’re all ready for pool/beach weather and I don’t think it’s going to get out of the 60s this week. // Wheeler’s Hot Pink Coverup is back in stock here.
The girls were super excited to jump in. That is until their little brother (Logan) pushed them in instead. But they still loved it and cracked up laughing. They’re used to their little brothers!
I was excited to show off Logan and Vaughn’s new swimming skills to my parents, now that they’ve started taking lessons. Logan was very reluctant at first, and still didn’t want to get in without his floaties. But about five minutes later, he was swimming to me and kicking and trying his best to swim as well as he could. I was laughing, so proud and honestly, so impressed!!
I got a chance to wear my new coverup. You may remember that I have a few colors from this past year, but this is my newest one. Absolutely LOVE the color of it! For sizing, it does run a little big but it’s supposed to fit that way. I’m wearing a small. See all colors and styles available here. // Flip Flops // Sunnies
Wheeler lost another tooth, as you may notice from the pics. Top left, next to her top two middle teeth. I swear she’s going to be toothless soon. They’re not kidding when they say that when they lose their first one, they all start coming out quickly.
I answered a few of you, when you asked about the sizing on my tee that I posted on Instagram yesterday. I thought I’d include it here too. It does run a little big, which I really like. I’m usually a small, but wearing a medium in this one and it’s plenty big for a nice comfy tee. And yes, that’s Logan being Darth Vader. His new favorite costume to wear. Wore it all day Saturday and would’ve worn it in the pool yesterday, had I let him!
While it’s fun to get back to swimming, every year it’s hard for me. I don’t sleep as well at the beginning of swim season. Since I’m constantly having to watch four kids at the pool, I have these recurring moments when I’m sleeping that one of them is looked over, drowning and I don’t get to them quick enough. It sounds awful, I know. But it’s also a wake-up call/reminder, whatever you want to call it, to always be watching them, always. This year will be my hardest year yet, as at least Logan won’t be wearing his floaties and I’ll be having to watch him like a hawk – especially for as confident as he thinks he is now. The girls can thankfully swim well enough, but I still have to watch them. And I was thinking Vaughn wouldn’t want to wear floaties this summer, since he’ll see Logan not wearing his. But I think I’m going to have to let him wear his floaties again, until he’s more confident. Otherwise we may never venture out to the pool.
Thankfully, our pool is pretty deserted in the summer. If it were crowded, I’d never be able to take them, without help. Even going under the water yesterday to let my hair get wet, freaked me out, because I was taking my eyes off the kids for a second. My parents were there watching too, but I’ve learned that you can’t always rely on someone else’s eyes, unless you specifically ask them to watch them. All in all, the pool is fun but it’s no joke! Teach your children how to swim or let them take lessons, especially if you live close to water. My college, UNC-Chapel Hill used to make undergraduates take a swimming test before they could graduate. I heard that they did away with that now though. Don’t get me wrong, the pool will still be about playing and soaking in the warm sun, my eyes will just have to be a little bit keener this year.
More pics to share with you from our week on this week’s Wednesday Whereabouts. Also, if you missed ‘Sunday Shopping’ yesterday, check back here.
I hope y’all have a great start to your week!