May 21, 2006
On Mother's Day weekend we went to Riverside to see Ben's mom and dad and his sisters Jamee and Susan. The kids were sooo excited about swimming in Nana and Poppa's swimming pool. Annalisa got a new pink and green swimsuit with pink and green flip-flops, a pink towel with her name embroidered in green, a pink and green umbrella, green sunglasses, and a pink and green bow for her hair. Nana said she had a lot of fun shopping for pink and green things for her. Jacob got orange swimtrunks, orange goggles, an orange fan, and an orange towel with fish on it because we all say he is a fish--he loves to swim so much! Cole racked up with blue swim trunks, a blue fan, blue goggles, and a blue towel. I think they swam from about 10:30 in the morning until 3:00 in the afternoon. Their lips turned blue a couple of times and I made them get out and sit in the sun, but that didn't last for long because they wanted to deal with the chills! Aunt Jamee and Aunt Susan swam with them, as well as Nana and Mom. I don't think you would have been able to get their dad in the pool even if you had offered him money....they know how he feels about swimming. He doesn't like it! Ben did help his dad put up a roof over their patio and it looks very nice. It was nice to see father and son working together so diligently on a project. Ben put the shingles up for his dad and worked until 10:30 that night, by spotlight. Cole and Jacob went on the roof to help dad out and give mom a heart attack! They did a great job! I have posted some pics from the swimming fun. I hope you enjoy them.
inscribed by Caci