Friday, April 24, 2009

Top Notch Houston Swim Club Lessons

I am so pleased with the lessons the boys have been taking from Houston Swim Club! The lessons we've taken in the past at the YMCA didn't compare. The focus on the back float survival technique is top priority for me, and the instructors are just phenomenal!

Elijah getting his ring from the bottom (5'6").

Elijah learning the back float method.

Jaden learning to use big arms, and to turn over to his back for rests.

Pierce practicing the floating technique.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Positive!!! Number Five!

We are thrilled!

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

Psalms 139:13-16

Monday, April 6, 2009

Caesar Dressing Recipe

Our favorite Caesar dressing recipe!

2 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon anchovy paste
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup regular mayonnaise
3 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup half & half
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Mix everything in a blender. Toss romaine lettuce with dressing. Garnish with very thin lemon slices and shredded Parmesan.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

A Beautiful Day to Play Outside

Elijah's excited about painting his "hammer" - a piece of wood we found while camping a week ago.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bluebonnet Fields

We enjoyed passing the lovely bluebonnet fields on our drive to Austin.