we’ve been in st. george utah the past few days with family and have spent a large majority of that time swimming in the pool! it has been the perfect opening act to a summer we cannot wait to embrace! we can’t get enough of every swimming pool, splash pad, and even drinking fountain we come across. we started swimming lessons with the kids back in new york about a month ago, and they have made such great progress! it has been so great getting to borrow nana and granddad’s pool and get in lots of practice the last couple of days before we resume lessons next week in the city. i admit my anxiety and fear has been crazy heightened here by having a pool in close proximity to where we are sleeping/eating/hanging out since my kiddos know how to opens doors now (oh, conrad!) and run faster than lightening away from you! but we’ve been fortunate with no accidents and just a whole lotta fun.
a funny side note about swim lessons. the kids swimming coach is named duane, so naturally, samson calls him duane reade. (duane reade is the name of the drug store every couple of blocks in nyc.) during maybe their second swimming lesson, samson looked over at me and whispered, “what’s his name again?!” pointing in the direction of his coach. i whispered back, “duane” to which he whispered back, “right!” but then he yells over at him, “EXCUSE ME COACH DUANE READE!” trying to get his attention. we’ve tried to explain that reade is not duane’s last name, but it still slips out and it’s too adorable to keep correcting. i love that little dude.
we snapped some photos at the pool during one of our million swim sessions in st. george this week, and some of my favorites are below!
when you want to try to get a photo of all three of your cuties in their matching swim suits before they hop into the pool and this is the best you can get!!!! conrad kept running towards me with his hands in the air! haha!
we heated the hot tub to the same temperature as the pool so we could all hang out in it! it was perfect since it was a confined space where the kiddos could touch the bottom of the pool, so it made for a nice place to play without floaties on!
girlfriend knows how to splash mama so well. also, forehead wrinkles if i ever did see them. ugh. they annoy me so much but i’m trying to love them and embrace them and not have them become “this thing”. they are totally turning into “this thing”.
this one makes me laugh so much because these two know how to bug each other so well right now. ;)
hey josh, did you intentionally match your sunglasses to conrad’s blue floaties?! haha! just kidding!
how cute is that face?!
kisses for my mister.
his favorite! :)
just drinking some sparkling water while lounging in the pool! ok, conrad!
i know i already blogged about falling in love with the desert earlier this week while hiking zion’s national park, but looking at the back drop all week really took my breath away. also, desert and dessert are so similar, i love it. :)
my kids don’t know how to dive but they put their hands up like this whenever they jump in! lol.
back float!!!! (whenever we talk about the back float i am seriously left craving a root beer float. i would do anything for one right now.)
cutest pair. love this family of mine so much. excited to share a few more photos from our time in utah soon! xoxo
nanette lepore swimsuit, (similar HERE and HERE), and sunglasses. kids swimsuits by minnow swim. (ps. major friend pride for my friend morgan who made these all these cute matching swimsuits!) conrad’s puddle jumper HERE.