"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Up and Down Game in the Pool

Maura's head bumps the top of the frame and a slice cut off but I liked the way the water ran off the lifejacket and Anna's ponytail. It was fun to watch them have so much fun. Big sister-little sister enjoying the refreshing pool- the temp outside was 88 degrees!

One thing I noticed this visit is that we no longer hang out at the baby pool. How quickly everything changes.

I used to sit there for hours while the kids painted the concrete with paintbrushes, poured one bucket of water into another and the filled the sprinkler cans with the handles and spouts- fill and dump, fill and dump, and do it a hundred times.   They always loved those beach toys at the pool.  Now the three oldest are on the swim team, the eldest two the dive team and Maura at 2.5 isn’t too far behind.  Still sporting a life jacket, she wants to jump off the side of the pool repeatedly and she even makes a motorboat sound as the older two pull her around.  So the pool game is up and down and she loves it!

Tomorrow is a big swim meet in New Albany and so tonight at the pool the kids had their hair spray painted green and received new green swim team shirts with ducks on them. The team mascot.    A pep rally of sorts, to get everyone pumped up and excited for the effort.

Won’t be long and Maura will join her brothers and sisters on the swim team I’m sure!

 

 

 

9 responses

  1. Coleen Rush

    Who can resist this wonderful photo. Ruth you capture the joy of summer in 1 shot plus I can feel the chill of the water. Beautiful.

    July 18, 2011 at 7:22 am

  2. i love the goggles as a headband

    July 18, 2011 at 7:25 am

  3. Love it

    July 18, 2011 at 7:37 am

  4. Marlen

    Great picture! I just love them so much.

    July 18, 2011 at 9:07 am

  5. Your family candids are great.

    July 18, 2011 at 11:18 am

  6. erica

    What a precious photo!!! They could be in the ocean rather than a pool … so much excitement!!!

    July 18, 2011 at 10:10 pm

  7. Jane

    Love it! The water looks beyond refreshing and the sisterly love and is flowing out of the photo!!! Miss you all xo Jane

    July 19, 2011 at 3:45 am

  8. I love watching siblings play with genuine love in their hearts; so wonderful…

    July 21, 2011 at 10:45 am

  9. Cj Coleman

    i don’t think there is a shot you can take that would not be great. This is added to the favorite list.

    July 23, 2011 at 4:26 pm

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