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Friday, August 26, 2011

Boys in the Pool

Good morning,

Our three grandsons range in age from 13 to 6 so we had a separate swim time for them and for our Labrador Retrievers when we visited our friend's home.  Today it's the boys' turn. 
Erik is patrolling the sides of the pool.  He knows he may not go back in until we tell him it's OK.
The dogs were keeping a close eye on the boys.
Alex and Isaac were having a fabulous time.
 What a wonderful way to spend a hot summer day.  It's hard to imagine it will be getting much cooler soon.
 And, as a finale for the boys, here is David's the canon ball splash.

David and Grandpa brought along their radio controlled sail boats.  As soon as the boys were out of the pool and Grandpa got the sailboats ready to sail the great sailboat race began. 

The sailboat pictures are coming tomorrow.  I hope you'll tune in to see the fun when "the boys" raced their boats.

All the best,
Lois

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19 comments:

Wanda..... said...

They are having fun, almost like the last harrah of summer for the boys. School started here yesterday for the grandkids.

Judy said...

I remember having fun like that in my cousins pool growing up.

Honey at 2805 said...

One of the happiest things in life is watching little boys in a pool. They have so much fun and laugh so hard! So happy you had this time with them!

Lois said...

They sure look like they are having a great time! I spent quite a few afternoons watching my grandson swim in the pool this summer. He loves it!

Sherry said...

I think it would be more fun to put all the dogs and kids together in the pool. . . that would bring on a lot of laughs!!!

Lois Evensen said...

Hi,

Yes, they are having a fabulous time and will talk about this for a long time to come.

It was all about safety to have separate swims for dogs and boys this time. The reason we didn't have the boys and the dogs in the pool at the same time is the dogs are heavy and will want to play with the boys. They will want to be picked up and the two younger boys are not able to hold themselves and a dog up. The two younger boys are still working on their own swimming skills.

David, the oldest, did invite Erik into the pool and they played together for awhile. He found out how hard it is to play with a large dog in the deep end of the pool. ;)

Thanks so much, everyone, for stopping by and for your kind comments. Tomorrow will be sailboat day at the pool. We'll see boys of all ages with their boats. ;)

Best,
Lois

Angela Häring-Christen said...

I see the boys and the dogs have a lot of fun.

TexWisGirl said...

how great that the dogs mind you so well and let the boys have their time too. :)

Bob Bushell said...

Yep, it looks like they are having all the fun.

Fru Tunheim said...

Lovely boys and dogs....Erik is a very common Norwegian name for boys, but not for dogs. And, beautiful house and pool, unfortinately we do not have a climat for outdoor garden pool. The summers in Norway are too short and cold and too rainy....

Osloskånskan said...

Lovely boys and lovely dogs!

EG Wow said...

I love seeing kis have such a fun time together. I think I can hear them laughing and yelling to each other. For sure I heard the splash of the canonball!

Happy Days said...

Looks like a ton of fun for all the boys!! How cute! I love to listen to them say to each other "watch THIS"...our girls are the same way...debbie

joolzmac said...

Gee, your grandies are lucky you have a friend with a pool - it looks fantastic! Funny to think you are finishing summer and we are just waiting to head into spring. We are getting some lovely fresh, clear days now. I wish it could be spring all year around.

Cheers - Joolz

Montanagirl said...

The pool has such sparkly blue water...looks so inviting!

Elaine said...

The boys look like they had every bit as much fun as the dogs did. I am impressed that the dogs are so well trained that they stayed out of the pool while the boys had their turn. That's a hard thing for a lab to do!

Cecilia Artista said...

I´m sure the boys and the dogs had a really nice time!

Lovely photos! Your header is gorgeous!

I had two big leonbergerdogs before and they also loved to swim!

VP said...

I really envy them! That is a lot of fun! Can't wait for the boats...

Rose said...

Such fun!