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Sunday, March 29, 2009

swim class

cooper started a new swim class on friday with his buddies woody and jackson. he'll go every friday through the summer and i'm sure this new teacher will be a good fit for cooper. she's a bit more authoritative with the kids (okay, i used to call her a drill sergeant), but i think that's what will get cooper swimming this summer! i thought he would have a hard time being in the pool without me, but he did great! i kept telling him over and over how proud and happy i was that he did so well - and he liked it, too! whew!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

ahhh, nature

gotta love springtime! we were in the park behind our house playing football and noticed lots and lots of lady bugs around. then we found these two, one giving the other a piggy-back ride! it's the only one (okay, two) that did not fly away!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

date festival

a couple of weeks ago we had a playgroup at the annual date festival. it lasts about 8-10 days, various carnival rides and games, plus a lot of animals for competitions (cows and pigs mostly), a petting zoo and various bands that play each night. this year the big ones (for me anyway) were gin blossoms and loverboy! but no, i didn't go to them. i've heard that the shows just aren't worth it with the

crowds and all. cooper had a lot of fun on the rides. on the firetruck we have houston, cooper, jack, woody, jackson and gabby (houston's sister). the kids were worn out by the time we left!