One of my favorite past times as a kid - playing on the trampoline with the sprinklers running under it:
Cash can do flips like crazy! Now we just have to teach him how to land them. He has a little buddy a couple years older than him and the kid can land a flip and almost land a back flip. Cash was just in awe as he watched him!
Cash played T-ball this summer (the month of June) and loved loved loved it! I guess it's his sport of choice at the moment. Any ball that was hit his direction he took off running at and dove to pick it up. He has quite an arm on him and would often catch the little 1st baseman off guard when he'd throw it all the way and directly to him.
Cash also has a mean swing and I always got a good chuckle at the comments of other parents when they saw such a little guy like him swing so hard at the ball. His coach was almost afraid to pitch the ball to him for fear of a hard line drive. He is quite the little slugger and even figured out that if he made himself be the last batter on his team, he got to run all the bases as if he had hit a home run. Then he'd always run over to me and announce, "Mom I got a home run!"
It was just such a blast to watch Cash play. He was so ready to do it and enjoyed it so much - I'm so glad! He put 110% into it, throwing hard, sprinting from base to base - running with all the speed he could muster, and swinging with all his might - it was such a hoot!
We haven't been fishing near as much as we did last summer but we have made it out once with the family and Vanna caught her first fish (end of June)! She has own pole now (Cash got a new one from Grandma and Grandpa Mendenall for Christmas and was kind enough to retire his old one for Vanna's use :) and likes to reel in the fish, and touch and hold them. She tries to throw them back into the water too but her arm isn't quite what Cash's is and we often have to help her. She'll get there though. The kids just love to get outside and explore and play in the great outdoors! We had a good time!
Cash is currently taking his first set of swimming lessons too. He goes each day for 1/2 hour for two weeks. While Cash is usually Mr. Athletic/Daredevil, and while he has always loved the water and swimming in a shallow pool or the tub, he is a little nervous in deep water. The fact that he can't touch the bottom of the pool throws him a little. So we made an effort to show how excited we were that he was going to be learning how to swim well (well enough even that he will someday be able to jump off the diving board and swim to the side of the pool all by himself - he is so ready to do that he thinks), etc. He is being very brave and has done well to listen to his instructor. He loves looking around under the water in his goggles and is very good and holding his breath. I'm so confident in him and know that he'll get over his little fears become a great swimmer. Vanna can't wait for her turn to take swimming lessons too - she's a little water baby for sure. I think next year we'll have them both taking them and I think that will only further push Cash (he loves to out-do his sister of course) and before we know it - we'll have two little swimmers on our hands!
|Cash's first diving board jump (with a little help from his instructor - Alex)!|
Like I've said before, it's been a busy yet fun-filled summer so far. Hopefully we still have time to fit a bit more in but, gosh, it seems like summer is just flying by! Hope yours has been great as well!!!