This week we've had company three times :) Tuesday was a monthly 'get together' with other young families that are local. The families that can come, do, and we've had 6 or 7 families participate in the last 3 months. This time there were 3 other families and ours, totaling 5 adults and 10 kids. Brianna and Kristopher being the oldest by a good year and the other 8 kids were all (almost) 2 to 4 years old! We had a great time, though, and lived to tell about it...
Then yesterday we had Mike's birthday with 2 sets of grandparents. Not a lot of company, but when 6 becomes 10 it's still a full house :)
And today, we had the CHAOS directors over with their families to swim and "Hot Wash" (go over how the program went and what we liked and didn't like about it, suggestions for change, etc..). There were 8 kids and 7 directors, and I asked two friends to come and help with my kids- one in high school and one that's college age.
Believe it or not... it was fun :) I am VERY grateful for L and B for coming! They made it work!! Three of the kids could swim well, 2 could 'somewhat' swim, and then my 3 littler ones don't swim at all. And instead of all the directors getting IN the pool... we sat in the sun (nearby the pool to watch the kids) and sweat :). Not exactly sure why we did that... but we did. So having L and B there with the kids to monitor them in the baby pool (outside the babyguard pool fence) and to bring them into the big pool one at a time... it was wonderful! THANK YOU L AND B!! (Oh, and as you'll see below, Mike came home for a long lunch and hopped in the pool with the kids too... and tried out Emma's new float)
Also, our PT loaned us a "head float" for us to try out with Emma. She has such a long torso that she can tip every floaty that we've tried her in. The infant ones and even one made for 3-5 year olds just don't cut it. She's WILD. And, believe it or not, she's STRONG! I'm so glad to be able to say that :) But, she's also FEARLESS. She'd put her head under water and not come up again even if she could do it herself.
On Wednesday evening Emma's PT brought the float by and we have it to use with her for a week to see whether it's something we want to "invest" in for Emma.
So... what do you think??