I mainly want to write about Monkey's new experience. On Friday we went to the night swim. Monkey had been talking about going off the diving board for about 2 weeks now. I have told him he needs to be a bit stronger of a swimmer and that we will keep practicing and when J and I think he is ready he can go. Well, Friday night at night swim he was doing great in the 5' water. He doesn't even hold his nose when he goes under water. J asked if he wanted to try the diving board and he said yes. J jumped first and stayed in the water for security for Monkey. He tried about 3 to 4 times on Friday night. He would walk to the end and then get scared and walk back off. He was so upset with himself because he really wanted to go off. We told him we would go swimming Saturday and he could try again.
Saturday morning a friend called and asked if we could watch their two girls. We took all 6 kids to the pool and they had a blast. The best part about the day was that Monkey went off the diving board. He can read J's perspective on him jumping off the board here. We swam for a little over 2 hours and then we took the girls home. A funny thing happened on our way out. I asked J if we had all 6 kids. These two ladies looked at each other and whispered, "She has 6 kids?" I just laughed inside and didn't say anything. Then yesterday at church the mom of the girls said that the youngest woke up that morning saying she missed me. I thought that was so sweet. We are actually headed to their house for a huge play date with the gals from church.