If there is one thing the boys are almost never lacking it's energy. They could seriously give the Energizer Bunny a run for his money.
So in a effort to keep them from driving us completely insane we like to keep them busy - too busy to get into too much trouble. :) So to that end right after breakfast we got them dressed and headed off to swim lessons. The boys were pitifully shown up by the girls in the class today. The girls kicked, blew bubbles, and sat patiently on the edge of the pool like little angels. They were good sports, too. Even after showing up the boys one of the little girls stopped by to say "bye bye see ya later." It was really super cute.
As for class, Kevin and I are getting an F. We really suck at the songs - we know maybe a 1/3 of the words. And by now they just expect you to know them so they don't even bother to tell you what they are before you do the exercises anymore. Or maybe it was just this instructor? I think this was our 3rd class, and 3rd different instructor.
The boys aren't doing too bad. They seem to be enjoying their lessons, or at least enjoying getting to play in the water. They are getting more and more comfortable in the water. Though neither of them is fond of being on their backs. Thankfully we don't have to do that too often.
After swim lessons the boys took a short nap at home and then we took them to Mel's for lunch where they polished off some catfish, pinto beans, corn, rolls, and mashed potatoes. Afterwards we took them to Burrows park to work some of it off. As usual the boys had barely stepped foot in the park when they found the first things they wanted to play with. For Ryan it was a sweet gum ball. Connor found a little sandy dirt and some pine cones. Why we get them toys is beyond me. We just need to gather junk from the park - gum balls, leaves, pine cones, sticks, mulch, dirt and sand and they would be set. They did eventually make their way to the playground. They had a good time playing in the sand, on the slide and just in general running around.
It is amazing how different of a trip this was. The last time we were at the park we brought the boys' walkers. Ryan could walk unassisted by then, but tended to get going faster than his little feet could carry him. Connor could walk with the walker, but hadn't braved his first steps yet. They were still small enough to put in the kids swings together then, too. We didn't try it, but I don't think they would still fit now. They are growing up far too fast.
Just before we left we decided to check out the pier. The boys did a great job negotiating the ramp up to the pier. Ryan practically ran uphill and down. Connor wasn't far behind. The views from the top of the pond were really nice. Not that the boys noticed of course. They were too busy chasing a nut of some sort that Ryan picked up at the bottom. He would throw it and then chase it. And then do it all over again.