Monday, April 19, 2010

One Fish, Two Fish, Clayton Fish, Drew Fish

My sweet niece, Makinley, turns 9 years old this week. It doesn't seem like she should be that old, but I guess that she is. :) Yesterday she had her birthday party at the natatorium, and we had a great time celebrating Miss Mak. An indoor heated pool was a great break from the cold, dreary, rainy weekend.

We brought Drew's suit, but I wasn't sure how he would do if he got in the pool. I'm proud to say that he LOVED it! Seeing him loving the water made me so excited about this summer. I envision us clocking LOTS of pool hours. Yay!

For the first few minutes he was hesitant. He hung onto his Daddy for dear life!

Then he decided that he liked it.
(He is cutting his bottom molars, so his hands are in his mouth all. the. time.)

Wade blew in his face...

then dunked him underwater. He came up smiling. :)

Then he splashed, and splashed, and splashed some more.

He did some back floating...

and by the end of the party, he was jumping off of the side.

The birthday girl was sweet to take time away from
her other party guests and play with her little cousin.
(Can you see the family resemblance???)

Of course, our eldest was in his element, too!
I barely got him to stand still for one picture.

You throw a great party, Mak! Thanks for letting us celebrate with you!


Albus Adventures said...

I'm glad to see Clayton's getting use out of that skate/water board thingee we got him for his bday! Cant wait to see/swim with ya'll when you come to Houston later this month!

Mrs. H said...

You have two water babies - I mean boys. They get that love from Wade, I guess. Water was not your element when you were their age. Drew is something else.

Holly said...

Look at that little fish! I can't believe Drew was jumping off the side. He's so big! :)

Matt & Cindy Fleharty said...

I cannot believe how big Drew is!! Jumping off the side? WOWZA!