Yesterday, Austin came over to play. Like always, we managed to have a lot of fun (where did the day go?). And we obviously had to get the pool out since it was absolutely beautiful weather. But, why have one pool when you can blow up two? We found Austin's pool in the garage from last summer (or maybe even the summer before?!?!) and set up a big boy pool that was deep and a little boy pool for Finn. It was the PERFECT set up that kept them both happy. In hindsight, I probably should have curbed it sooner, but they played in the pools for two and a half hours (don't worry, lots of sun screen and sun protection)!!! We have a third hard-sided pool, but I drew the line at having more pools than kids! Why is it they can play forever with toys in a pool that they would get bored with after minutes if they weren't in a pool? I guess it is the "water factor!"
Auntie Kristine got to leave work early, so she came over to play with us (well, actually she watched the boys so I could mow, but man, it needed it!). Thanks, auntie. I need to find out when Minneapolis fills their kiddie pools. Maybe we can go there next Friday...but our pools are private with no big kids to ruin all the fun (and they aren't overcrowded). We'll see.
Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.