Thursday, July 03, 2008

Becca's Birthday, Swimming with Sarah, and Santa's Shower

Well, we have had a fun-filled week. Becca enjoyed having the family over for Sunday dinner for her birthday, and then got to have a sleep-over with her eleven-year-old cousin, Brynn!! I went all out with hamburgers, hot dogs and a Costco birthday cake, so it was a pretty easy thing for me. Monday I decided to take Brynn swimming. We arrived at the pool just after my mom, and started putting on the sunscreen/life jackets. My mom needed to make a phone call, and I had just put Ellie's life jacket on and went to grab Sarah's, when I heard Becca say "Stand up, Sarah."
I turned around and saw Sarah standing on the bottom of the pool. The top of her head was showing, but she couldn't get her face out of the water.
I jumped right in and pulled a rather frightened little girl out, and reminded her that this was why she should never get in the pool without me saying it was OK.
Although she was a little gun-shy to get back in the water for the first few minutes, she warmed right up to the idea, and we had a good time.
My favorite thing that has happened though, was when we went to my mom's house the other day. I just had to run something inside, so I left the kids in the car (which was parked in the driveway). When I came back (about 30 seconds later) the girls were in a heated argument. I asked what was the matter, and learned that they were trying to decide if this:

was a miniature barn used for housing the local livestock, or a shower for Santa Claus. I didn't have the heart to tell them that it was used for tools and fertilizer, so instead I just told them that unless they could see inside, they could both think that they were right.

4 comments:

Maureen said...

Deanne did the same thing as Sarah once when we went swimming at the Nielsen's pool. I think she was about 3. Walked right in and sank to the bottom.

As far as the shed goes, I'm sure it is really a shower for Santa. He would need one after a strenuous night of delivering presents, after all.

Emily said...

Ha! I found you!

Scary, I'm glad she was okay. Our Sarah was floating on her tummy a week or so ago and didn't know what to do. Lucky I grabbed her up!

Michelle S said...

i'm glad sarah is okay! that is a scary thing to happen!

how funny about the barn. your girls have the best imaginations.

Shannon said...

I just read about the shower/barn. So funny!