Thursday, July 28, 2011

We enrolled Regan is swim lessons this Summer after a very scary incident while vactioning at Disneylad in April. While we were all soothing our achy muscles in the hot tub at the hotel after walking all day at Disney Regan made a mad dash for the pool and jumped in. There was no one else in the pool. Luckily in the blink of an eye one of our friends was out of the hot tub and into the pool after her. I'm not sure she even had time to go under water before he grabbed her. It was then that we knew that she must learn to swim ASAP because my child has no fear.
June 1st she started swim lessons 4 days a week with the local swim team and she is absolutely addicted to it. Many days she asks to go swimming the moment she wakes up in the morning. Earlier this month a professional photographer came out an took their individual and team photos. Regan was in a mood that day and refused to smile. Of course! It's very cute because all of the other kids in her group adore her because she is so much younger than them. The coaches refer to her as the team mascot because she just sticks out from the rest.
She has learned a lot over the past 2 months. She still can't swim without a noodle or some kind of floaty but she hold her breath underwater, she kicks her legs to swim, and she knows how to get out of the pool without a ladder, which is really important. Lessons end August 30th and I don't know how she is going to take it. We may have to get a membership to the gym so she can still go swimming everyday.

Regan and the rest of the Junior swim team along with her coach Ari.

Life's A Beach!

After a super hot Forth of July holiday we decided to hit the coast for a little cooler weather and fun in the sun. Regan had a blast. I scored a huge basket of sand toys at CVS for less than $2 with discount, coupon, and rewards that I had saved from the week before which made for some serious fun in the sand. Regan loves fish and "fish stars" as she calls them so she was thrilled with the little sand molds. We spent a few hours on the beach before hitting up the cookie shop and heading home. We are still cleaning up sand in the car and I have a terrible tan line across my lower legs from wearing capris but overall a wonderful day.

I am officially married to the most wonderful husband and bestest daddy in all the land.

My handsome honey!

All natural exfoliant!

Had to put her in her swimsuit after she was knocked down and mowed over by a wave. I'm such a terrible mother that I was laughing so hard I could barely get up to go get her out of the water while she was screaming.

Why can't adults get away with having cute little ruffles on their bum?!?

All that sand was a chore to get out of her hair, especially since she hates getting her hair washed. The kid has no problem putting her head underwater in the pool but pour water over her head in the tub and she freaks her freak.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Lovely Island Ladies

Just finished up my apron for the Flirty Apron Swap - Aloha Apron Swap. I'm nervous. Like seriously nervous. I love it but I'm scared that my swap partner will not. It's risque. Totally my thing but maybe not hers. She did post a comment that she loved the fabric when I posted a sample on the FAS blog. But, was she just being nice?? I hope not. Ahhhhh!!
I am thrilled with the way that it turned out because I didn't have an actual pattern. I knew what I wanted it to look like and the only pattern that I could find with that look was not available when I went to Joann's last week. So, I improvised. I used a few patterns and some freezer paper and drew my own. I totally had to make the neckline from scratch though. Overall. I love the pattern and I plan to keep my little pencil drawn pattern and use it again. I did buy enough of the lovely lady fabric to make an apron for myself (yeah right, like I'll ever get to it). But I'll need to buy a bit more of the hand dyed fabrics.
I have my tuck-ins ready and I'm mailing tomorrow. I guess I'll know what my partner thinks in a few days... unless she is just being polite. I hate self-doubt!