Thursday, September 4, 2008

May as well dive right in...

Yes, it's me! After taking the entire month of August off, I am back! I would like to pretend that this is something I did on purpose. Many European countries take August as a holiday, from what I understand. However, like George Washington, I cannot tell a lie. It is partly laziness and partly technical difficulties. Let me 'splain! No, too much. Let me sum up.

First I was sick, then the computer was sick, then school started and the kids and I all got sick. That's about the sum of it. I am still snorting and coughing, but I have run out of excuses, so I will start the long process of catching up. Whether or not I still have readers remains to be seen!


Timothy more or less learned to swim this summer. Sure, he forgets to come up for air now and then, but we're always there to help when he needs it. He couldn't have less fear of water if he had gills. He would have gladly spent the entire summer in the pool all day, had that option been offered! This video took forever to upload, and it won't play beyond the first 14 seconds for me, so you'll have to let me know if it plays for you. Also, I apologize in advance for the the swimsuit shots. If I could, I would edit out myself (and probably Dre, as well, since she'll probably murder me for posting this!)


I think this is video of Gabe diving. I can't watch it so I can't be sure. He is very comfortable in the water these days, and diving was a new skill for him this summer. The disclaimer on all Gabe footage is that I really do feed the child. He is the skinniest kid I've ever seen, although my mom assures me that he looks just like I did at his age. But in case anyone wondered, I do feed him daily, and he even gets ice cream and cookies, but he still never gains any weight. He's getting so tall, and yet he only weighs about ten pound more than he did when he was 4!


Knit Witch said...

Wooooooooooo weeeeeeeeee on the bikini thing!!! :)

Lista said...

Oh, now I'm scared! Since I couldn't watch the video, I only have a vague idea of its content! But it's good to know that it works for everyone else! :o)

Andrea said...

The only thing I hate more than seeing my body on video is hearing my voice. Do I seriously talk like that? I bet you all hate me!

Lista said...

Dre, I thought exactly the same thing about my own voice! I didn't hear your voice because I only saw a few seconds of the video. But I don't hate you. In fact, I rather like you, despite the fact that you ARE my sister and all.

Anonymous said...

How about this? You both sound exactly alike and I wasn't sure which of you was speaking. And further more, I'm the one that you should hate. My voice is the most wretched of all.