I also helped him to discover chocolate pudding yesterday. This brought back memories of Ryanna's fondness for the treat.
We always tell her that he's watching her and following her example. Like sister, like brother right?
Ryanna's swimming is going well. Here's a video of her swimming across the pool without any help or as she proudly proclaims, "Without anything on!" We have to quickly follow this bold assertion to friends that we are not skinny dippers.
I really want to post a video of Owen's swimming progress as well because it too is mighty impressive. Unfortunately, I am the only person in the water with him and I can't help him and use a camera to record, so you'll just to have to read about it. He goes underwater to the edge of the pool and monkey walks himself to the ledge. He also swims to the shelf and pulls himself out of the water. I think it was the rings that did the trick. Once it became a bit of a sport, he couldn't wait to dive into the water and try and get those rings. I am thrilled with his swimming progress.
And, I have to report that Father's Day was a great success. We made a super yummy fruit salad, lasagna (one of the best, if not the very best, batches I ever made), breadsticks from scratch, our neighbor brought over a green salad and we made carrot cake--from scratch. My husband loved it. Doesn't he look happy to be a dad? I mean, when you make such beautiful children, how can you not smile?