Moving on. Harris and Caroline started swim lessons. Harris has been in numerous different swim programs and was basically making zero progress. It's difficult to swim when you do not want one droplet of water anywhere above your shoulders. Caroline had never even played in the sprinkler, much less swam in a pool. So the swim teacher we tried out had her work cut out for her.
I had little to no confidence in anything happening but was willing to give it a shot. This teacher is AMAZING. In just a few lessons (maybe 3?) they were both swimming for a few feet. Neither one has any fear and they're willing to do absolutely anything she tells them. Walker asked to take swim lessons and she's even got him cooperating and making progress. I wish she lived with us.
Harris has a little swagger now that he's lost teeth and is confident in the water. Notice the foot crossed.
Walker's lips were basically turning blue because the water was so cold. He was unconcerned.
Hayes is into EVERYTHING. He understands anything that you tell him and generally cooperates, but he's just so busy it's hard to stay one step ahead of him. Here he is helping me fix dinner.
I don't even know which part of him to kiss first.
We hit the zoo. This was the only picture I took because there was really no time. I just kept counting heads and reminding myself that I had FOUR to keep track of.
We hit the splash pad.
Hayes in his little get-up is just too much. I can't even handle it.
Walker is in a superhero phase that I ADORE.
And both boys have been into dressing up lately, for some reason. This was what I took to Costco the other day.
Life is sweet! I am overwhelmed DAILY with God's grace. He shows up in some unexpected way all the time. This is a process with different stages for everyone to go through, I think, and He's in all of them. I am excited to share more of our story and for everyone to get to know the newest (soon-to-be) Goolsby.
For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.