This summer has been like no other. I have brought the girls swimming, much like last year, but Brad's presence there makes it much different. Thankfully, though Brad's injury has made him unable to walk, it doesn't stop him from swimming. Getting to watch him spend this much time playing and swimming with the girls this year has been a blessing to this mom.
Brad goes off the diving board, followed by Paige. Don't worry, Brad assures me that it doesn't hurt his foot to go off the board. Peyton will go off the board, but always seems to do so when I don't have the camera around!
Gary, Stephanie, Elijah and Isaiah came over to have dinner with us tonight. One of the kids looked out and noticed that there were balloons in the air. We went outside and watched as six balloon made their way north of the lake. One of the balloons, shaped like tree landed in the yard of our neighbor to the west. Three of them landed in view of us, and one that went on farther north went directly over our heads. We have always enjoyed the balloons, but this was a fun night for the kids to run around the yard and watch the balloons.
Brad watched from the driveway
Paige, Brad, Peyton Elijah, Gary and Isaiah all watch the tree balloon come in for a landing