Sunday, July 25, 2010
Another fun thing my little family and I have enjoyed is Pioneer Day. It was yesterday for those who don't know. =) Our ward had a very fun Pioneer Day activity last night. And we are such a fun, rockin' family - we dressed up! lol Yeah....we were pretty much the only ones. Oh, well. It was fun anyways.
Last thing on the "blog list". BUBBLES! Remember when a small thing of bubbles kept you entertained for hours? No? Well, maybe you were never a little Cresap girl. Too bad for you! Hahaha!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
So basically all we do around here is swim. The pool is finally clear and blue - and we're definately taking advantage of it! And since that's pretty much all we do, that's all the pictures I have right now. I figure, it's my blog, my family, my pictures - so if you don't want to look at them, don't! Hehe! Enjoy.....maybe. =D
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
This past weekend, my cousin Sharon came up from Tucson to visit us! It was soooo great to spend some time with her and her entourage (her 4 and her sister's daughter)! I've always thought of Sharon as my big sister since she lived with us for a few years when I was 8-ish. It's funny, cause we were raised on opposite ends of parenting strategies - yet we are quite similar in our own techniques. A lot of the rules and consequences her kids have are pretty darn close to the ones my own have. I think it made keeping all 8 kids somewhat under control a whole lot easier. Anyways, they came up Friday afternoon. Now, when the girls and I got home Wednesday, the pool closely resembled pea soup - in color and viscosity! It was green green, thick, and had a weird smell to it. Gross! Knowing we had company coming in just 2 days, I panicked a little (okay....a lot!) and quickly got in touch with our housing manager who directed me to have the maintenance guy (he lives 2 houses down) come take a look at it. Well, one of the holes for the vacuum - the main one - was completely clogged so there was absolutely NO suction. Which is why I couldn't vacuum any crap out and why the algae growth exploded. But the whole at the bottom of the skimmer had wonderful suction - but had been closed the whole time - so we plugged the vacuum hose into it, dumped 3 bags of shock in the water, waited for things to settle a little, then vacuumed and brushed and vacuumed and backwashed and added more shock and brushed and vacuumed and added ph minus (the ph levels were waaaaay high! talk about acid water! lol) and backwashed again. So by Friday after dinner, the water was definately clearing up. And even though it was still on the acid side......we went ahead and swam for a little while. And rinsed everyone off with the hose afterwards. lol
Saturday I wanted to let the water rest so we loaded the kids up and went to a fun FREE splash park. Soooo fun!!! All the kids - including Pie - had a blast running through all the water sprays and waiting for buckets to fill then pour over their heads. We were there for a good 2-3 hours before we needed to get back home and start dinner. I will be taking the girls back soon for sure!After church on Sunday, and after baking a not-so-yummy pumpkin pie (I forgot the sugar!!!! Oh, no!!!) and getting a pork roast in the oven, we all jumped back into the pool. And this time, it wasn't acid water! Hahaha! Paisley is a FISH! She was all over the place jumping in off the step! She kept putting her own face under the water and came up giggling every time! So cute! We all had tons of fun and look forward to seeing our fun cousins again! Thanks for coming, Sharon!
Friday, July 9, 2010
Tuesday was our last full day in Virginia. And unfortunately, both Mom and Kevin had to work (but Mom just in the afternoon). We went shopping in the morning after visiting a friend of theirs. The girls and I packed and cleaned up while we waited for Mom and Kevin to come home. And we spent our last evening together.....Fishing! Amber was able to catch a good one right before it was time to go in. Hooray!
Amber putting a worm on her hook
Me attempting to do it. My worm was too squirmy and kept trying to bite me. lol
Amber's last catch