Jeff and I were finally able to go to the temple this morning. We haven't been able to go together for a long time, and it was such a treat. It means a good four or five hours alone together! I loved it and hope we get to do that more often.
Then we came home and went to the pool for the first time as a family! Jeff got little spiderman swim trunks for Jeffy and they were so adorable! It was a fun afternoon. The water was kind of chilly, so Jeffy didn't stay in too long. Jeff swam 1000 yards (is that right? yards?) and it was fun for me to watch. He doesn't have any goggles of his own, so he wore my sister's bright pink ones. Hee hee. Afterward, he said he hasn't felt that invigorated in a long time. Sounds like we'll be making trips to the pool regularly. I just hope the sun stays out longer in the future, so it won't be so cold for Jeffy! He ended up just taking a nap in the stroller, wrapped up in a dry towel.
Speaking of chilly days, the weather here is weird. There are thunder storms almost every other day. A few weeks ago, one turned into a tornado and we were on tornado watch. It happened just a little while before school let out for the day, but they held the kids there till it was over, and made them crouch down on their knees and cover their heads out in the hall. Normally the kids walk home from school, but that day they had to be picked up. When my mom got there, Loralee, my 11 year-old sister, was crying her eyes out, as were many other kids in all different grades. They were scared out of their wits. So anytime the sky starts getting dark, Loralee gets scared, and we have to reassure her that everything is ok. The nice thing about storms is at least it gets rid of the intense humidity for a little while!
Of course, I can't publish a post without pictures! The first one is Jeffy relaxed in the arms of his daddy. The gash on Jeff's head came from running into one of the pillars you can see in the background in the dark. There was a huge bump too. The second one is a testament to how messy babies can be!
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