1 Here we are - just getting back from our first outing alone. Dave stayed home to do his school work. The boys and I went to get Sam new swimming goggles and a hair cut, then to the playground. We did just fine - even did a nursing at the playground with my new nursing cover (see www.honolulubabies.com - it works really well keeping Ben covered while still allowing some ventilation).
2 Sam with his "creations" that he built with Daddy.
3 And little brother sleeping after the big outting.
4 A photo study of Ben waking...
7 Say "aaargh!" and you've got it :)
12 Sam waiting at the gate for pool time. He's adjusting his goggles already. Dave and Sam have been swimming almost daily for a month! You won't believe what he's doing... He absolutely loves it.
13 And here he is! Dave shot all these photos with our new underwater camera (Olympus SW1030). It's shockproof and waterproof - or as Dave says, mommy-proof. I have destroyed numerous cameras and watches since we got here. Oh, and cell phones. Hopefully this one will last - it's an early birthday present for me!
14 Sam holds his breath and does several different swims - turtle swim (flippers to sides), snorkel swim (slowly gliding), and even beginning effors at the crawl.
16 Diving down to touch the bottom.
22 Messing with Daddy!
23 Ha ha - gotcha!
24 "Can you see all the bubbles?"
25 Turtle swim.
26 Snorkel swim.
27 Here's video of Sam swimming!
30 Making a "crib" for baby Ben out of all Sam's stuffed animal "friends."
36 Not sure what sign this is but it works for him! A shout-out to my peeps :)
39 Auntie Pam and Craig came to visit! They were vacationing in Maui and got to see us for dinner then a couple days later. It was so nice to see them! They were among the first to greet Sam when he arrived, and now Ben is the lucky guy :)
43 Craig held onto Ben's car seat while Dave and Sam played in the pool. See the doggie behind Craig? He really wanted a lick of Ben!
45 Sam showing off his golf swing with a stick he found on a hike.
46 Telling me all about how you use this stick. You can use if for golfing, clearing your Crocs of debris (it fits right in the holes), and for pulling branches aside to look for spider webs.
47 Ben's first bath toy from Sam! It's a seed pod boat we found while out hiking. Dave actually likes it - he wants to put candles in it now.
48 Ben didn't yelp once - still hasn't - about his bath. Sam took to it a little more slowly :)
50 Out on our first boys' hike to the Friendship Garden. We had a great time!