Monday, May 28, 2012

Wonderful Memorial Day Weekend

We had a fantastic Memorial Day weekend this year!  Stephen was happy and healthy and all three of us were able to get outside and actually the weather.  Last Memorial Day we took Stephen to the pool for the first time.  He was almost 5 months old at the time and still a really sick little baby.  If you go back and read the posts from the end of May, you'll see posts about hospital admissions and trips to the ER.  It was a very stressful and scary time.  But I did manage to find a picture from our fist trip to the pool that I never posted last year.  Poor little guy never cracked a smile because he always felt so crappy.

And here's our little Superhero at the pool this weekend:

Despite having loved his first swimming class, he now hates going in the indoor pool.  So we were really worried that the same thing was going to happen this weekend at our outdoor pool.  But thank goodness, it didn't.  He LOVED it!  He played in the baby pool for a while and walked along the side of the pool hanging onto the edge, and then we took him in the big pool and he loved that too.  He let Bill put him on his back and his tummy and dip his head in the water.  It was so awesome!  He won't let us do any of that stuff in the indoor pool!  We ended up spending about two hours at the pool on Sunday and then again on Monday.  And it was nice for us to get out of the house and soak up some sun.  The little man has quite a little tan happening.  And how do you like those red shades of his?!??!  He loves to wear both his sunglasses and his hat and we don't go anywhere without them.  We get quite a lot of comments on those sunglasses!! :)

We also spent some time on Saturday outside as well.  We took Stephen down to Old Town, Alexandria and took a long walk (despite the hot temps) along the Potomac River checking out the boats.  Here are some pictures from our walk where we stopped to get the little guy out of his stroller and let him walk around a bit.  Oh and try to get him introduced to grass.  At this moment, he hates grass.  Every time I sit him down on the grass, it's instant tears.  So we need to get our little "city kid" aclimated to things like grass and sticks.  You'll also see that Stephen's getting so close to walking on his own!  He's now able to hold onto us with just one hand and walk, but I love it when he holds one of my hands and one of Bill's hands at the same time.  It's just so amazing to see him finally start walking!!

And hopefully I've figured this video thing out, because this one is really funny! It's Stephen chasing down Mabel in his walker with the help of Bill.  Stephen is laughing like crazy while poor Mabel is scared for her life!!

I uploaded it two different ways so that hopefully you'll be able to see it...either through YouTube (remember all of our videos can be found by searching under the keyword "LSchwartz531") or through Blogger.

Happy Memorial Day and thank you to all of our armed forces and their families!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Dear Lindsey,
    Finding Stephen's pics online made for a wonderful ending to a spectacular weekend. So glad you enjoyed the weather and time together. What a difference a year made in the life of our little Superman!!!!
    Hugs and Kisses,
    Aunt LuAnn