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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

July 4th Staycation!

I can't remember the last time we've had a 5 day span that Ben hasn't had to work and we've stayed in town.  Usually we go to the cabin or travel elsewhere when he has a long break from work.  We decided to stay in town this year over the 4th of July holiday and had an absolutely wonderful time. 
We didn't have to sit in traffic, spend a day packing up, unpacking, rushing here and there, etc.  We spent so much quality family time together and enjoyed some R & R.  It's almost impossible for me to put into words how wonderful this staycation was!
We went to a party on the 4th during the day, spent two mornings at the Plymouth Lifetime pool, hung out a lot in our backyard, went out to eat, saw some friends, and so on. I even had a couple chances to drink a fruity cocktail on the deck while reading my book with no interruptions.  That doesn't happen too often!
 I didn't take too many pictures of our outings, but tried to capture a lot of what we did.  Unfortunately I did NOT take any of the party we attended on the 4th :( 
At the Plymouth Lifetime pool!

This is the first time we tried this type of lifejacket (my mind is blanking on the name!) on Chelsea.  One of my mom's club friends told me about it and I'm so glad I went out and purchased one.  It's so much easier to take chelsea swimming now.  She can basically 'swim' on her own now!  It took her about five minutes to become comfortable and really enjoyed her new found freedom!

Chelsea swimming on her own!

Lunch out after the club!


Tyler's first time sitting in a shopping cart!  He wasn't very happy until ben handed him his lip balm

Playing in the backyard!


Back at the lifetime pool!

We ran into one of my mom's club friends at the pool.  Shawna's daughter Katelyn is a little over a year older than Chelsea.  They had such a good time playing together!

chelsea was NOT happy about having to get out of the pool during the lifeguard check.  She had a major tantrum and all eyes were on us for a few minutes!

We finally convinced her to get some lunch with daddy during the break

back in the water!

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