Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pool time

Summer has arrived.  The temperature has been 95 degrees in the daytime and rising.  So, to combat the heat, we have been going to the pool on a regular basis.  Every time we go, Sara Beth gets more brave and willing to try different things.  She still is not willing to float in the water unless she has a Kung-Fu-Death-Grip on either Heather's swim suit or my chest hair, but she will now leap off the side of the pool into our arms again.  For those of you with good memories, yes, she did this last year as well, but this year, she actually leaps into the pool instead of merely stepping over the edge.

Her favorite part about going to the splash park, located next to the pool.  Whenever it turns on, Sara Beth will drop whatever she is doing and trot over to the fountains.  Only rarely will she actually get in the water, but she sure does enjoy looking at it.  One of the contraptions at the splash park is a bucket about 8 feet in the air that fills with water and then tips over spilling its contents on the ground.  Every time it happens, Sara Beth says "Uh-oh."

We have begun to work with Sara Beth on learning to use full sentences.  When she runs to the fridge repeating "Milk, milk, milk", we now stop her and make her say "Milk please mommy," or "milk please daddy," depending on which is appropriate.  She seems to be picking it up rather well.

Something she has also picked up is the propensity to wake up and start banging around at 2am, and not go back to sleep until 5am or so.  And that is only with constant reminders from Heather and I to go back to sleep.  It isn't the most pleasant of habits, and we are working to break her of it, or at least to be quieter so that we sleep through her early morning party time.

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