8:23 AM

Paparazzi at the pool...

Posted by Holly Homer |

While looking over the week's pictures it occurred to me that we have been to 3 different pools and 2 water fountains.

I always have my camera.

There was some of this...



and that.



But mostly this...










Which results in this...


and explains why I have been to three pools and two water fountains this week. When you have boys it is ALL about energy management.

By the way, the nap was not in the quiet surroundings you might imagine from that picture. It was in a large noisy room full of boys practicing karate and parents/siblings waiting.

For more energy expending ideas, please visit Lotus and the other weekly winner photos.

42 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Love it! Snorkie does the same thing Than the Good Lord. Sometimes it's a bummer when they nap though, makes it harder to get them to bed early!
Blessings, E
PS I have girls that are the same way!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I look back wistfully upon the pool days. Our favorite was the swim club on Sunday mornings when everyone else was at church. A Junior Olympic size pool, a wader, and a jacuzzi, plus our own personal lifeguard all to ourselves.

We still spend a lot of time at the pool, but they're playing water polo and I'm trying to keep my skin from getting sun-damaged!

JCK said...

Nothing like the pool to wear those boys (and girls!) out. These are fun pictures, Holly. Love the closeup of your oldest boy. He looks like his momma!

standing still said...

That is the best kind of nap.

Amy said...

I love the pool for the same reasons! Summer naps are the BEST!

I've seen you around and dropped by to say "hi". Love your site and will definitely be back!

Sarah said...

What fun!! Taking the toddlers 2 plus boy to the pool is just too much work (and money) *lol* I'll just have to take them over my friends house for water play as frequently as possible *G*

And the boys look so handsome in those pics!!!

Kellan said...

How fun! Your boys are darling and those were such cute pictures!

Hope you are having a good weekend - Kellan

Mommy Cracked said...

Pools are THE best for wearing their little tails out! Great picures...super cute kids!

Michelle@Life with Three said...

You're so right -- it IS all about energy management with boys! I always feel like if they're filthy and tired by the end of the day, I've done my job well.

OHmommy said...

Do you know that I have no pool pics from this summer.

Why you ask?

Because we have a new "rule" at our pool. NO PICTURES!

No camera allowed at the pool. Too many people posting pics online of kids and adults in swim suits.

Wha?

Whatever. I am still bitter. I have no pictures of my third child at the pool. Flipping frogs!!!!

the planet of janet said...

your boys are so stinkin' cute.

and yeah. it IS all about energy management.

EatPlayLove said...

what a beautiful thing.. my 4 year old has been bonkers this week, with camp two days. We must hit up the fountains more.

American in Norway said...

Oh is it summer already? Still waiting for it to arrive in Norway.. how depressing... They are cuties.. 6 weeks til we are home in the US & I can start taking my pool pictures: Yippee

Secret Agent Mama said...

My kids call me "Paparazzi", too! LOL

But, you know what, maybe I am one. :D

Great shots, girl!

tiff said...

Energy management, you say?
*writes that down for futre use*
Great photos.

Veronica said...

Oh that looks like fun!

frogpondsrock said...

Boys are also very very noisy..as well as busy. Noisy Noisy Noisy

hehehehe cheers Kim

Lisa said...

That looks like so much fun! We've got to go to the pool (and then hopefully mine will look just like your youngest in the last pic!)

baby~amore' said...

I love all of them ... it's winter and freezing here -not even the fun of snow ...

Rebecca said...

Ahhhh... those are so fun. I remember being completely "zonked" after a good swim. Those were the days...

Annie said...

I love pool days - heck, I still zonk out after a good pool day!

Great shots!

Elaine A. said...

That first one totally looks like he's calling off the Paparazzi! "Listen Lady, that's enough pictures already! Backoff!" HA!

Looks like a fun week!

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

Looks like they all had fun this week. I'm tired just looking at the photos. LOL!!!

VDog said...

WOW. It's the mamarazzi!!

I love the 7th photo and the nap one!

Great shots this week -- looks like they had a great time!

maggie's mind said...

What really awesome series - great summertime fun feeling. And the last is just precious!

On a limb with Claudia said...

YES! What an awesome summer. Boy, they are having a great time - you really do a fabulous job. I so admire you for your capacity to mother.

You rock!

Happy Father's day to Blog-Stedman too!

Jenty said...

what a fun time they've had! And the best one is the last shot.

Brenda said...

This is so, so sweet!

But three pools and two water fountains? How do you get anything else done?! You are one together chic!

Nap Warden said...

What cute pics of your boys! The pool looks like fun:)

Bren said...

Your boys are a-dorable! We've been spending a lot of time at the splash park too. I love how it induces sleep.

Heather said...

Too adorable. It looks like you have three cuties to amuse you, too.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

If I had three boys, I'd be dragging them to every potential energy-sucking location around. You've got the right idea!

Gabriel said...

Loved the first picture. "No pictures please!" :-)

Here is my post. Have a great week!

Manager Mom said...

Oh... I have a soft spot for thumb lovers, just like my boy. Great pictures!

Purple Teacup said...

I am missing the 'amenities' in DFW! We will be in town July 4-8. Will you be around? I am still reading, but prefer to lurk most days since I am completely intimidated. LOL

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Pool days! Yay!

Yvie said...

Awwwe! The last picture is so cute! :D!

Aren't the little ones so precious?

Courtney said...

How sweet is that napping picture? Awwww....

merrymishaps said...

Great photos!

I have been to two pools this weekend, due to triathlon training. I need one of those naps as seen in the last photo!

Tootsie Farklepants said...

I feel like taking that kind of nap right now. Except my exhaustion is from mopping and vacuuming.

Connie said...

Such FUN winners this week! I totally agree about the energy management~I have 2 boys & totally relate! But I love them more than life ;)

A Mom Two Boys said...

Awww...looks like a fun week.

And is it just me or does Ryan look 37 in that close-up picture?

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