Sunday, June 17, 2007

A Fish's Playground


The Watson's can not seem to get enough of the water. Whether the water is in our very own backyard, sneaking into Aunt Lyss's Swimming pool, or going to the local water park. . . it never seems to be enough. I'm pretty sure that the little ones should have been born with fins instead of feet. While these sinking fish are trying to figure out how to coordinate their little bodies underwater I have discovered that we (we as me and any one who dares to go to the park with me) have to keep an extra close eye on these fish. We don't want to be dragging any one of them up from the bottom of the pool. . . at least not today. :) Thank goodness we had four extra Auntie hands to help us at the park. The kids enjoyed the extra one on one attention and I can't tell you how much I appreciated their help and company. After Max slipped on a wet step and split open his chin, him and Dad decided to take a little visit to the Emergency Room. It was an unfortunate event, but when it was all over I think Max survived his visit. . . pretty sure that this was the first of many trips to the ER. Sounds as if Max might have even enjoyed his trip to the ER just a little bit and the secret treat he was rewarded for allowing four Nurses/Doctors to look at and work on his chin. Once a little fatty tissue was cut out and his chin was glued together he was good to go. Alexander and Barrett were pretty much unstoppable. They really believed that if they weren't bobbing in and out of the water that their world was going to stop spinning. They could not get enough of the bottom of the swimming pool. They were only saved a handful of times by helpful strangers that didn't realize that they were really 'just swimming' and not drowning. Jacqualynn Grace was quite unbelievable. As she eagerly approached the water slide the lifeguard noted her age and kindly indicated that mom could go down with her. I've been on those rough bumpy children slides a time or two and reassured him that she would be just fine and probably tickled pink to go down by herself. After one of her Aunts pulled her out of the water at the bottom she was grinning from ear to ear and immediately pointed back at the slide as to indicate she was ready to go again and again and again. . . . I haven't figured out what made my heart stop faster the tadpole pond (water slide) or the wave pool were sis would walk around and suddenly just bloop her little self at the bottom of the pool. She~just like her brothers~was sure she was swimming. . . it looked an awful lot like drowning to me. When I or one of her Aunties would go to her aid, she was just beside herself. She didn't understand why were pulling her out of the water. . .after all she was 'just swimming.' It's really hard for me to explain all the fun events of the day. . . . good thing we tried out all the new features of Aunt Jen's cool Camera. I posted some fun pictures, underwater pictures and I'll be sure to post some fun videos. :) The challenge for the upcoming week is trying to find a fun filled week that has nothing to do with the water. Max is officially on Water Restriction for the next 7 days. Pretty sure these sinking fish are going to go through water withdrawals. . . What on earth will they ever do?

8 comments:

Fairchild Family said...

You are one very brave soul. I can barely handle two. Especially when it comes to water! Too bad about Max's chin. Yikes!

Laura Lee said...

Shauna this blog is pretty cool - very high tech. Great camera!! Max told me the details of his adventure in primary today.

Ellice said...

So sad to hear about Max's chin...for all the children's sakes. I love how your little fish... they are adorable! I don't know how you do it... Abby nearly drown last week at Six flags and I only have two. :)

Brooke said...

You have the cutest fish! I love them! Can't wait till you guys come to town!

My Many Coloured Days said...

Definately crazy!!! I see some future iron men!

Mandy said...

oh dear porr Max... I hope he is ok. I love your water trips, a bit jelous, but love them!

Jen said...

Thanks for a great day!! Definately busy busy, but so fun at the same time!

Becca said...

Never a dull moment!! :) Poor Max!! Hope he's healing okay and hope you guys are staying entertained without the water! :(