What a wonderful weekend this has turned out to be! Friday night we got to meet Sunni and her family along with her sister Tiffani and her hubby at Los Tios Mexican restaurant. Los Tios used to be a Moore family favorite but it had been several years since we had gone there. It was so very incredibly, amazingly, crazily good. We will miss our friends until next time!
This morning we went to the Altics' house to swim and grill burgers for lunch. I nearly fell over when their son Jayk, who is two and a half, did a running jump into the pool and just started swimming like he was eight years old. He is TWO. Wow! They explained it away by saying it's because they swim every day. No doubt, but he is an amazing kid. And terribly cute. And he has a little thing for Annabeth, which makes me smile.
This morning was Jackson's first chance to practice all the moves he's been learning in swim school. (We've been too busy to swim in the evenings and I'm not ready to take both the kids by myself during the day.) At first he didn't want to swim because Jayk and Judah have a ton of fun pool toys and he only wanted to play. Eventually he wanted to do what Jayk was doing and he cooperated.
Can I just say that when he put on his goggles, pushed off the step, and swam several feet over to me, it was one of the proudest moments of my life? He swam! My child is swimming! Way to go, Jackson! We laughed and smiled and made big over it all day. We left the Altics after lunch and headed home for naps. He was dead tired from all the swimming.
This evening we went to our neighborhood pool because we had nothing else to do and I wanted to swim with my boy again! We absolutely wore his sweet little self out. He must have swam from the steps to me and back again a hundred times. We worked up to about 8 feet, I think. Occasionally he would get tired and say, "A little bit, Mommy! A tiny, little bit?" He'd hold out his thumb and index finger to show me the universal sign for "a tiny, little bit." What he wanted was for me to come closer. He cracks me up.
I can't even explain how much fun we had today. It was such a blast to see Jackson learning something new and loving it.
After the kids went to bed, I wrapped Father's Day presents and made a collage out of magazine clippings for Curtis. It's just something fun and silly. I used to make those all the time and I'd forgotten how fun it is. My desk-slash-project table was great for it.
That is all. I'm looking forward to celebrating Father's Day with Curtis, my dad, and my grandpa tomorrow. All my aunts and uncles will be in town, so it should be fun. I hope you enjoy celebrating the men in your life on their special day!