Friday, August 13, 2010

Same Song, Second Verse…

Here we go again… second day of play!  There was volleyball going on…

Jeremy's home weekend 002 - Copy

Jeremy's home weekend 004 - Copy Steve (the dad and husband of Nancy Lu)  and David (my sister’s son, my nephew)were taking on Chris and Jeremy (not in these photos) Steve and Nancy’s boys, my great nephews in more ways than one.

 Jeremy's home weekend 021 After each game into the pool to cool off and water to rehydrate and get ready for whomever else calls out to take on the winners.  David was a definite plus for anyone that played with him because he is one tall young man.

Jeremy's home weekend 007 Melanie, Nancy and Steve’s daughter, talking to her husband Dave there in the corner, her #2 son and her nephew are getting ready to go into the pool.

Jeremy's home weekend 018 - Copy Melanie is reaching for her nephew, Kaeden, to help him into the pool. There are very strict rules that no one goes into the pool without an adult outside with them and, amazingly, all the kids understand that rule.  When Kaeden goes in by himself, without someone helping him, he always gets in his ring and along with his floaties on.  All of the little ones that don’t yet swim well are limited to the shallow end of the pool unless they are with an adult and all have their floaties on their arms, even in the shallow end. 

Jeremy's home weekend 022 - Copy Grandma to most of the little ones, my niece.  Her kids are some of my greats and her grandchildren are my great-greats. Lord, that makes me feel old.  I diapered most of the people that you’ve seen in these photos of the last couple of days.

Jeremy's home weekend 024 - Copy Not bad for being a grandma!  Nancy has always loved having a pool to play in since she was little.  This is her first in-ground pool and thankfully it’s a big one because three of her five children have children and Jeremy’s fiancé has a daughter that we all consider his.  Her and Steve’s fifth child is adopted and is only four so it will be a while before Melissa adds to the grandchild brood.

Carol's camera 067 Melissa with Steve… one tired little girl having some lunch before her nap time.  This child loves tomatoes more than any child I’ve ever known.

Jeremy's home weekend 053 Jeremy, come home again as soon as possible… we all have missed you and I enjoyed getting to meet Heather and Haylee.  What a wonderful addition to our family and what a great reason for us all to be together for some summer fun and catching up with each other.  There may not be a beach in Oklahoma but there sure are a mess of family that loves you all.

9 comments:

Lonicera said...

OK, have them, here are my eye teeth: now give me that pool or I'll stop reading your blog!
Caroline

Caution Flag said...

A mess of family who loves you is about as good as it gets. You are a fortunate woman, Miss Helen.

hetty said...

More great photos! Thanks for sharing your family with us. And the pool. How come I am still hot and sweaty?

Sara said...

That pool looks like the perfect place to spend some hot summer days. Especially surrounded by family. Thanks for sharing.

Reddirt Woman said...

Caroline I, too, love that pool and I'm so proud of Nancy and Steve working so hard to get a bigger home with that pool in the yard for playing when their kids and grandkids come over for a visit. Usually any Saturday and Sunday the kids and friends know the pool is open. Except for Jeremy, who lives in Florida, the other 3 older kids live close to Mom and Dad's and are over a lot. Melissa, the little one in Steve's lap on the post, is only 4 now so she will be at home for a long time to come. And when you come to the States for a visit we can go to their house and stay for several days if you want...

I totally agree with you Caution. I am very fortunate.

I don't know Hetty... I guess the only way to fix that is to get in the bathtub and pretend. I wish I could get all of you here to enjoy the pool and my family. We always have fun together. That is just plain old love.

Sara this summer we've had a pretty long stretch of 100F.+ temps here in central Oklahoma. I'm just very lucky to have family both in the OKC area and in Ft. Worth when I go south to visit family. I'm just a lucky gal.

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Debbie said...

Ok, I have questions. What kind of camera do you have. Outstanding photos! Of course, it could be the picture taker...YOU.

And..they look like they are posted differently. Kind of raised. How'd you do that? I'm just plain jealous.

Garden, pool, family..wonderful ♥

Nola said...

Great family memories in those photos! It looks so lovely and summery....it is cold and hail outside while I write this!!! So, I love looking at your "warm" shots:)

Roslyn said...

Who needs a beach & sand in your swimmers when you have a beautiful pool, looks like good family fun, Helen!