The "official" last day of school for Colin was on the "official" first day of summer. We celebrated by taking a hike through Cook's Canyon. It was an easy hike even for Eamon although the big boys were disappointed we couldn't go straight down the gorge to the river in some places with Sadie on my back. Colin was our "official" guide and carried the map, which didn't keep us from getting "lost" as we wandered off into the land next door to the sanctuary and didn't realize it until the path got mighty... non-path-like and we had to backtrack a mile or so. Our fearless leader found a torn up log that looked "just like a Triceratops" so the boys had to pose next to it. I have to say, it really did! We ended the afternoon with our first "official" ice cream of summer and that was a happy ending to our first "official" fun!
Liam is "officially" a swimmer now. No more floaties, even in the deep end! Sometimes having the boys so close in age makes the competition so much more keen that they try to outdo each other and learn new things so much quicker than they would if they didn't have each other. Makes up for all the fighting, at least a little bit. Colin is the "official" King of the Cannonballs and you can hear a lot of "Cowabunga"s coming out of him as he jumps in. (Liam is fond of saying "Gorillabunga" or at least that's what it sounds like instead!) Sadie "officially" loves the pool now too. She got submerged a number of times and did nothing but giggle over it. Eamon is getting more confident every day and now "officially" goes up to his chin without batting an lush-lashed eye. You can see our chunky bug-eye at the top, thanks to Auntie Kelly putting some goggles over her plump little face, making her "officially" the cutest baby we know!