Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Big Swim

We were busy this weekend. Took the girls and Nicky out to breakfast at The Clock. It was their first real restaurant visit. They'd been out twice before in their carseats as itty-bitties, but now they're ready to really eat and enjoy.

First real restaurant visit

Later, after a nap, we all went to the big pool for the first time as a family. The girls looked so cute!

Ready to swim

And they enjoyed splashing at the splash pad too:

It was easier to get photos at the splash pad. In the pool we had to keep our hands on everyone to be safe.

Nicky doing water karate

Nicky wore a life-jacket that really helped though. He had a blast.
Lily swimming with Nicky

In fact, Nicky and I made another trip to the pool Sunday. Just the two of us.

Wonder what we'll do next weekend.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

We miss you Grandpa Mott

This photo of Grandpa and Grandma with the girls and Aunt Carol was taken on June 25th during a great family get-together.

It's the last photo we have of Grandpa. Tom's dad, Charles, passed away Sunday, July 3rd.

He was a wonderful Grandfather to our three kids, and they miss him, especially Nicky. He was my father-in-law for nearly 17 years, having welcomed me into the family with open arms right away, and I will miss him. And most especially he was Tom's father, having adopted him at the ripe old age of about 2 years old, and Tom misses him so much.

I'd write more, but it's hard and I don't know what to say yet.