I’m usually announcing milestones for my daughter, but today I announce a milestone for my wife: she swam for the first time.
A pretty good day overall.
Rebecca’s throat was hoarse most of the day — but she had no other symptoms of a cold. We swam for another two hours today. She used her potty after Mommy got home from work — the first time since Val was here. Ate well. Supper: take-out from Yank-Sing. Weather: 103°F again, our 12th 100-degree[...]
A couple of days ago, Rebecca floated in her inner tube for the first time. Mostly she kept clinging to Mommy or me, but occasionally floated on her own. Today however, she was completely comfortable in it. I took her swimming this morning as our outdoor temperature crested 90°F at 9:30 a.m. She put the[...]
Unlike many parents these days, we agreed — before even getting married or considering children — that we wouldn’t take our baby or child to a movie theater (1) until the child was old enough to sit through a movie and enjoy it without crying or yapping like a miniature dog, and (2) unless the[...]
Dumped bags of topsoil in backyard low spots. Went to pool, spent 15 minutes cleaning pool first — all chairs and tables were IN the pool, except for the one table that was disassembled and the one that had been tossed over the fence into the weeds. Swam for about an hour. Lunch at home.[...]
Today was a full day by all measures.
June 28 (Thursday): swam in morning; met nice couple from Massachusetts (visiting their son here); RLF liked them. Went to Dick’s Sporting Goods in afternoon, mainly because we’ve lived here three years and hadn’t been in there before; didn’t buy anything. Barely saw 100°F. June 29 (Friday): swam in back yard, inflatable pool. High of[...]
Weather: Hit 100°F at 1:30 p.m. Climbed to 103 by 5 p.m. and stayed there a few hours.
The last couple of days, I’ve started to sense that Rebecca’s on the cusp of switching from toddlerhood to childhood.