Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Pump you up!

We visited my parents this Memorial Day weekend and had so much fun. They live on Lake Hartwell in South Carolina and have a boat, and my dad loves to cruise around on pretty days. I am the first to admit that I am a FREAK when it comes to my kids and water. Last year I was completely obnoxious about the kids having flotation devices when we were out on the lake, so this year for their birthdays they got little floaty suits. They are the biggest pains in the patootie you can imagine. They have no buttons or snaps and you have to insert legs into the legholes and then, holding the shoulder straps, sort of shake the kid down into the suit until you can slip the arms through. It's sort of like trying to put a pillow into a wet pillowcase. The suits have foam stuffing which provides the flotation, and they TOTALLY remind me of Hans and Franz from Saturday Night Live many, many years ago. We want to PUMP YOU UP!

It was also Emerson's FIRST BIRTHDAY! I just can't believe it's been a year and I will post more on that when I have more time. Until then, here are a couple of pics from her birthday celebration.


Anonymous said...

hi AMG... I heard you were in town today, welcome back!! I googled you and found your blog... very beautiful children you have! it is Amy (W) Keith here... give me a call sometime, I am in the book. :o) Hope to hear from you.

Dana said...

What a little poser! She's so cute!

I've never seen floatation suits before. I was all set to look into them until you described what a pain they were. Guess I'll be looking into life jackets.