Scott made it back to the island Saturday, May 23rd ~ his Birthday! We celebrated with a birthday dinner at our favorite Thai restaurant, Ban Thai. After mass on Sunday we relaxed at home until it was time for the boys to meet their dive instructors at the pool on Big Navy. The boys were able to complete nearly all of the skills needed to earn their dive certification.
Lily loves to see the water, be it the ocean or a swimming pool; not so much the bathtub though. She's more of a shower girl right now. Anyway, it wasn't long before she had convinced Scott to let her get into the pool, swim suit or not. She LOVED it. The boys took turns splashing with her and showing her how to put her face in the water and blow bubbles. The only way we could get her out of the water, since the boys weren't done with their instructor, was to bring out the McDonalds bag. We knew she worked up an appetite when she ate a whole double cheeseburger and fries!
Monday morning Nate, and Drew met up with their dive instructors and spent the morning and early afternoon down at the Navy pier, completing their 3rd and 4th dives. Scott went along with them and they had a great time. Next Sunday the boys will be going on their first boat dive. Scott is thrilled that the boys are doing so well and enjoying open water diving. Scott tried for 3 years to get me certified. I don't feel so bad for letting him down now that Nate and Drew can go with him. They are already planning some dives for when we are in Hawaii next month.
I don't have any photos of the boys with their dive gear on yet, but here are some photos of them in their favorite environment....
Our crazy child, upside down, mid-air, off the diving board!