Some reasons I have for not wanting to go these days include: it's terribly hot outside. I'm huge, I waddle, and I am not capable of running after two girls going their own directions.
Today, we had company. And, our church friends had the brilliant idea of going to an indoor pool. Yes, I like indoors. Please. Melissa and I are only a couple of weeks apart, in terms of when our babies are due. She's due at the end of September; I'm due mid-October.
Can you see the excitement mounting?
My friend, Melissa, and her two year old daughter, Camille, were the best. Loved hanging out with them.
Utter glee and excitement keep building.
I must report that the girls did not think fondly of the ten minute adults-only swim time.
Why can't we be in the pool?
Can we go back to the pool, now?
How about now?
Can we go swim now?
Look at them. Would have stayed there all day if we let them.
Here I am, at 29 weeks and 2 days, with twins. I sent tsunami shock waves through the women's locker room after I put on my swimming suit and we were heading towards the pool. Jaws dropped to the floor. These women didn't even make eye contact with me.
I must confess, I was utterly shocked, too. It's not everyday I get a full view of myself. At home, I get a shoulders and above view only. 29 weeks and 2 days, people. No telling what I'll look like by October.
Two months from now, I will be quite a sight, if this isn't already giving you a bit of a surprise.
These two girls on either side of me are constantly, accidentally, running into me. Mainly my protruding belly. Perhaps the girls are interacting with the babies?
This recreation center was holding out on us.
Not long after the 10-minute adult-swim, the seeming calm waters started gushing out. Wow!
Feeling great and having so much fun.
Oh girls, we can't stay all day long. We have other plans for the day. Promised we would attend a birthday party in the afternoon.
I promise we'll come back some time. Come, please.
How about tempting you with more water fun at the birthday party? Where you can put back on your swimming suits and run through sprinklers?
But this is SO MUCH FUN.
We had lunch with Melissa and Camille before heading back home for naps and quickly leaving for the birthday party.
Told the girls napping was a necessary condition for going to the birthday party. One, I didn't want to deal with cranky tired girls. Two, I needed to sit down for a bit.
They actually fell asleep, and I had to wake them up to leave for the party. We were about an hour late.
Heyden, whose birthday we were celebrating, isn't keen on most of the usual birthday fare - like cupcakes or cakes. His treat of choice ended up being popsicles.
Which was perfectly fine with the kids. My girls included.
In fact, on the way home, Isabella announced that she, too, doesn't want cupcakes or a cake for her birthday. She wants popsicles, too.