|Photos courtesy of our favorite friend, Courtney.|
This afternoon the kids and I met our beloved Courtney for fun at the pool. There are no words for how much Courtney means to me... she is an amazing human being, and an unbelievable friend. My children love Courtney as much as I do - love that is mountains high and oceans wide, you know?
So Courtney and I took the kids in the pool and had lots of fun splishing and splashing and trying not to drown. It was a beautiful time.
In the pool I realized that life would be a lot easier if we lived in water, because I would be able to carry my children with much greater ease. Look at Oren! He's a big, bouncy, baked potato of a boy (who weighs 23 pounds already). In the water, it felt like he weighed 23 ounces. It was amazing. Oren did SO well in the pool - he was unafraid and eager to play and just generally totally into it.
On the way out of the locker room, Emmy stopped to have a conversation with herself in the mirror. Then she started kissing herself. Then she started making totally silly noises at her reflection. I love watching Em act like such a kid - so blissfully unaware of the world around her. I know the ability to do this is fleeting, which makes me appreciate it that much more.