Tuesday 14 August 2012


Summer holds so much magic for me. From an early age, I came to understand that summer time meant being outside, playing foursquare in the cul-de-sac, heart beating out of my chest at the sound of the ice cream truck [I only have one memory of actually purchasing from said truck however haha] hands scratched and covered in sticky juice while enjoying raspberries right off the bush, but mostly soaking up sun alongside the concrete neighbourhood pool. We swam endlessly and tirelessly, loving every moment amidst the din of giggles, laughter, shouts, and conversations.

This past week we embarked on a family vacation, and most of our time was spent in the pool. Eli brought his trunks to us daily, bobbing up and down with excitement before the word 'pool' even crossed our lips. Darius made breakthrough after breakthrough with his swimming, charging through the barriers of fear he had previously established, and plunging into the water! Here is a little recount of the swimming adventures had by my sweet man-o:

"my swimming adventure was awesome! I wish I could be in han-or-ama again! I love papa so much and wish we could swim all day together!My jumps are amazing and awesome! I love my jumps and wish I could do them again! Swimming underwater feels so good! My favourite part about swimming underwater was when I swam across the pool and did dives into the water! I even got $5!! I am an Olympic swimmer and do great Olympic dives!"

Darius was non stop action in the pool, and inspired his brother to blow bubbles, dunk his head, and even jump off the side of the pool! Here's a little photo recap of the swimming adventures in 'han-or-ama' [I love the way he pronounces that haha!] We loved our time with Papa Aquaman and Karen, cousin Ayden, and all the aunts and uncles that were able to steal time away along with us! We love you guys!


  1. Just two questions?



    Does your dad have a sunburn or is the lighting casting a red glow on him?

    Looks like so much fun!

    1. haha 'Han-or-ama' is Panorama; we're still working on certain sounds ;)
      And Dad is slightly burnt, but the filter made him look more so. I was shooting into the sun, and it was casting such a shadow that I had to forgo his coloring to get a clear image. It was a seriously wonderful vacation!

  2. Looks like a blast Katie! I love Darius' recap! Summer totally thinks she is in the Olympics too! haha Summer vacations are the best!

    1. Thats what happens when parents like us force our kids to watch 17 straight days of sports haha! When you guys get back we can put our Olympians to the test at the beach!

  3. One of the pictures makes me cringe; it looks like a red belly was nanoseconds away...

    Very fun.


    1. Haha surprisingly Darius came out of the pool that day with no red marks - not even sunburn! My little men truly are fish!


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