Monday, May 19, 2008

Splish! Splash! Splosh!

My friend Megan invited my kids and I over for a swim today. I'm pretty proud of myself for braving the swimming pool with three crazies in tote. I passed with flying colors...which means none of my kids drowned. Rachel came with her kids, too. Nothing like a good swim to entertain my kids on an otherwise cranky day...not to mention wipe them out for a good afternoon nap. Thanks again! My kids love this...which means I love it, too.

Megan's cute kids:
By the way, here's the conversation Parker and I had while getting ready. I told Parker we were going to Anna's pool, this was his reply: Oh Anna's? She's beautiful. (Yep, she is.) And her mom is beautiful, too. (Yep, she is. What about her dad?) He's just awesome. And Blake.

Anna
the Beautiful


Blake
After leaving the pool with a diaper full of water.


Rachel's cute kids:

Ethan
He's two years older than Parker, but is still so nice to him. Parker thinks he's the greatest thing ever.


Lauren
Who Reid refers to as "my Lauren"
even though she's Parker's age.


Amelia
Who's even cuter than cute with a Cheetoh face


My cute kids:
Who you already know and love.




















23 comments:

Lauri said...

Looks like fun! I wish they could come spend the afternoon in my pool.

trentnjeanmorello said...

Your kids are so wonderful! That looks like SO much fun!!! I have not been swimming in FOREVER!!!

tcup said...

Wow that is officially the fast post ever...it would have taken my 3 weeks! The kids looked like they had so much fun! All such cutie pies!

Traci Elizabeth said...

Those Pics turned out beautiful. What a fun day!

Traci Elizabeth said...

By the way...I know what one of your goals is to get started with your food storage. Mine is as well. My sister just told me that you can order some food storage off of lds.org .. AWESOME. I just ordered a starter pack..it beans and crap like that in it with a recipe book and starter info. Its under provident living if you are interested.

Genn said...

Fun day at the pool. How do you manage to not lose it with three kids in a body of water! oh my! I must learn how to do this. At Derek's bday party hannah walked right off the first step of the pool straight under water! she hasnt had swimming lessons yet.
I can't get over how much Reid looks like you! Such a strong resemblance! They are all so adorable.

SHIRLEY'S said...

my favorite picture... Gray sitting up, with his hat to the side... and the face... DEFINITELY my favorite!

What a fun day at the pool!

Kelly said...

Looks liks a fun day! It's been super hot here, I'm sure your mom has told you! Your boys are beautiful and I can definately see the Benson side of the family in them!

Kelly said...

I just realized your mom doesn't live in So Cal anymore... I'm a dork! But it's hotter where she is, I'm sure!

Emilee said...

awwww man, a pool, it really look so inviting, I love to just sit swim do what ever I can in a pool to be relaxed, and have fun! Hope you all had fun!
Em!

Autumn said...

Those are such great pictures. I love Parker sunbathing. And the one of Grayden turned to the side looks so much like Parker to me. Its so chilly here-its hard to even think of swimming. That is something to be proud of-3 small kiddos and no drowning-nice work, Ma!

Suzanne said...

That water looks so fun and refreshing. I'm looking forward to some sunshine so we can enjoy a few pool days too!

Kelly said...

Someday it will warm up here-I am dying to take my kids to the pool- there is nothing better than ab afternoon nap after a day at the pool!!! I love summer and eventually it will stop raining here and then it will warm up! Love, absolutely love the pool pics of the boys!!

jeanine said...

That looks like so much fun!

jeanine said...

That looks like so much fun!

Pedersens said...

What a beautiful day! Looks like the boys had a great time! Its all about summer fun!

Betheny & Jacob said...

LOVE the pool pics. They look like they had a blast. What cute kiddos. My kiddos where actually out in my backyard kiddy pool and slide along with about 4 or 5 other neighborhood kids and it was getting pretty crowded! We broke down and bought a bigger one that we will put up today.
Maybe this kidney thing will give me the shove that I need to be able to fit into a bathing suit by summertime....we'll see.

Amanda B. said...

Wow- I am always impressed at the number of comments you always get! :) I'm usually lucky to get 4- but I don't know as many blogging people- and I have several family members that do read mine, but don't comment for whatever weird reason.

The pool looks really fun! Good for you for braving it! It is almost swimming weather here. It has actually been cold the last couple weeks- barely getting to 65 if we are lucky, but it will be 80 by memorial day! :) Summer is almost here! Yay!

Abbey said...

So refreshing!!! This crazy Ohio weather hasnt seen the seventies all week. Those little girls are beautiful, looks like Annie has some competion!!

Karen said...

Too fun. I love the pics of Grayden. This is just the first of many more trips to the pool in Texas. I'm glad your only moving 5 minutes away. I love your blog.

Sheryl said...

You are everyone's idea of fun!! Your boys are so blessed to have such a fun momma!

jeanine said...

William loved these pictures... he keeps telling me "we went to Parkers house"

Erin said...

Looks like you have some serious fishes! Autumn wants to swim with them she says they look like fun boys! I must agree!!