Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A day PERFECT for swimming!

It's Ellie and Reid's mom for a few...
Thank you, Boothby's for allowing us to swim. Thank you Ella and Emily for taking charge of Ellie. Ellie loves you two SOOOO much. She talked about you both in the car constantly...until she conked out! What a fun day swimming at your house! This is Ellie and Ella having fun! I had Ella as a fourth grader 7 years ago, her sister Emily, 9 years ago, and their brother, Aaron, 11 years ago. YIKES!!! How time flies!

Ellie in good hands with Ella near. Sorry, Emily.....I didn't get your picture taken!!!! My fault. Next time!!!!

Reid wondering what this water thing is all about. Loving the splashes! Until they hit him in the eye!

Love this photo. He kept the hat on for about 30 seconds. We need to work on this! He is more interested in eating the strap that hangs down.

As you can see, swimming took it out of Reid. I was simply letting him dry off a bit before changing him...and poof....out like a light! Thanks again all for such a great aternoon! We'll be back!!!!!!


Allison said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! Reid looks so cute in the hat, and Ellie looks very well protected with all of her floatation devices intact!

Mary said...

Looks like a great time! Ian loves the water too!

To answer your questions...Try to not worry about the palate surgery. Drew had his and seems to be doing just fine. Ian is just having a tough time. I feel like 2 weeks off of work should do the trick. Although Ian will not be back to his normal self completely, he will be much better by the time a week has passed. (at least we hope) Our p/s was not worried about the bottle. I think he understands that it's difficult to have a 8 month old completely off of the bottle. Reid surgery is in a couple of months, right? Hopefully by then he will be more adjusted to a sippy cup. Ian has been using one since about 5 months old and he took to it very well. I'm sure Reid will catch on soon. Ian has arm restraints, but we have not been putting them on him. Our dr. said that as long as we are with him, he didn't have to wear them. To be honest, we would have them on him all the time, except for the fact that he is the least bit interested in putting his fingers in his mouth. Plus, it's one less thing for him to be uncomfortable with. Make sure to have something cover the arm restraints if you choose to use them. We did use them while in the hospital and we had leg warmers to cover them with, but by the time the nurses brought him back to us he had already scrathed up his face.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask more questions!

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am so glad you are here. I am going to try and show you the average life of a 5 year old from my perspective. Mommy and Daddy will help me along the way if I get stuck.

Let me first introduce my family to you. I am Ellie. I am a 6 year old. I live in Ohio with my Mommy, Daddy, little brother Reid, and dog, Sophie. My mommy is a teacher. She teaches nine and ten year olds and loves it. She has been teaching for twelve years. My daddy works with computers. He works hard everyday.

We all love spending time together. I have wonderful grandparents and a terrific extended family. I am a very lucky girl. Thank you for visiting my page. Write to me any time. I love getting mail!!!

Many blessing to you all.

Little Ski (Ellie)

Mommy and me having cuddle time at Hocking Hills.

Told ya, my hair can be wild! And you thought I was kidding!

Hmmm, Blue's Brother's perhaps?