Also, my four year old boys are not known for their restraint around water.
After the first time Alex dove into the deep end, I mentioned to Joanna that everyone should get to experience seeing his crazily happy face flying right at them, arms spread. It is the definition of pure joy. And now you can see it for yourself:
Thanks to a post from Julie of Joy's Hope, I learned there are waterproof point and shoot digital cameras on the market. Let me repeat that. Waterproof digital point and shoot. Even better, Julie posted a link where you can buy them cheaply refurbished.
Sure, it's not perfect. There's a delay when you press the shutter so sometimes instead of pictures of flying kids, you get pictures like this:
But the underwater pictures? HELLA AWESOME. Particularly the second butt (Alex's) you can see in this picture.
Now you can see Alex swimming.
And this is me laying on the bottom of the pool as Nate swims over the top of me. Nate thought this was ridiculously fun.
So forgive me if I go a little crazy with the pool pictures the rest of the summer. I'm so glad I can capture in photos what our typical summer evening is like.