Saturday, July 2, 2011

Splish, at the pool [and a little Farmer's Market, too]

This area of Austin where Kim lives is SO cool...[really it is HOTTER than blazes but...]  their subdivision has three or four community pools that are free to the residents and their guests.  Seth and Amelia are taking swimming lessons and we got to go 'observe' on Friday.  Actually, while Seth was taking his lesson, I swam with Amelia and Libby and while Amelia was in lessons, I swam with Seth and Libby.  The pools are so nice, clean, not crowded.  I had fun and thought you would enjoy a few pictures.
Libby leaping into my arms...
Meemaw and the girls
Kim [in the hat], Elliott [in the other hat] with Libby and Seth
Mr. Seth
After dinner, our whole group went to a different pool and had a fun evening.  Seth and Amelia are fish and Libby is learning.  She will be a great swimmer by the end of this season as long as they continue to go and encourage her.

Meemaw and Elliott
a little kick-back after a swim

Saturday morning we went to the local Farmer's Market and bought a few different things, one of which was fresh peaches-KC [who is accompanying us on our journeys until the 1st of August when she will fly home] said she loves canned peaches but has never tasted a fresh peach!!  I was shocked!  I guess I don't feel so stupid now because I had never tasted Mexican, Chinese or Italian food except Pizza and Spaghetti until after I got married.  It was another 15 years before I had Thai or Indian food.  Anyway, we bought her some fresh peaches and she LOVED them.

KC trying her first fresh peach.

When we were in Kansas visiting Todd and April, I took this cute picture of my ladies, Emarrie and Krezenz Cylien [KC for short] in fancy dresses.  KC went to Prom this year and wore the purple one and the black one will be her dress for next year, possibly.  Emarrie is still too young for fancy dances but likes to dream....

KC and Emarrie in their formal wear.


  1. What a beautiful family! When we lived near Houston, we really enjoyed the neighborhood pools. By the time the kids were teenagers they were "too cool" to swim at the community pools and would usually find friends with backyard pools. But for younger kids, moms and dads the local pools were great fun. And the water was always warm . . . no initial shock when jumping in.
    Enjoy your family!
    I miss you!

  2. PS I like your blog font. What's it called?

  3. PSS You look great in a swim suit!

  4. Love the pictures! I'm so glad you posted a link from facebook. Claudia's big heart touches everyone she comes across. Doesn't she? Good luck in the Philippines!!!

  5. Looks like you are having a lot of fun on your 'farewell tour'! Your family . . . well, all of us, are going to miss you!!