Thursday, April 26, 2007

Love Thursday

LOVE OF WATER

First Bath, Owen & Kyle, Haiti, January 2005
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First Time in a Swimming Pool, Braydon & Owen, Jamaica, May 2005
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First Time in a Swimming Pool, Heather & Kyle, Jamaica, May 2005
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Grace Bay Beach, Kyle & Owen, Turks & Caicos Islands, May 2006
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Our Back Yard Swimming Pool, Owen & Kyle, August 2006
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(note: you can click on each of the photos above to view larger)
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Over the past couple of weeks I've been thinking a lot about water -- specifically, I've been thinking a lot about how much Kyle and Owen love water. On a rainy day, they can't wait to get their boots on and play in the puddles. On a hot summer afternoon, they can't wait to get their little bodies into the swimming pool. They love the bath, they love the ocean, they love water. Lately they've been spending a lot of time in water... between the "April Showers" (see blog photos from yesterday and earlier this month!), and the "Snorkeling 101" (see blog photos from Sunday and earlier this month!) there has been a lot of "water! water! water!" (as K & O say!) around here these days. I knew I wanted to post today about Kyle and Owen's Love of Water... but as I looked back through some of our photos I couldn't choose just one for this post--- turns out we have photo after photo after photo of my boys in/around/loving water. So I ended up narrowing it down to just five, and I'll let you decide which photo you like best today. We first noticed our boys' love of water during our very first days together. In the hotel in Haiti we gave the boys their first bath. They had never been fully submerged in water before -- only sponge-bathed at the orphanage. I thought for sure that these tiny little 14-pound 8-month-old babies who had never even seen us before in their lives would absolutely freak out when we plopped them into a bathtub for the very first time within just a couple of hours of having met them! But no, not at all. In fact the opposite: they loved it. That was the beginning -- when we were first starting to realize their way of being -- how they both just take life by the horns and jump right in (literally and figuratively). They don't hold back. They don't eye it skeptically. They don't doubt us. They just dive. Here's to love of water and love of life. Happy Love Thursday y'all!

2 comments:

Heather said...

The joy on their faces in the pool pictures is just perfect!

Bongga Mom said...

All your photos are great, but my favorite is definitely the one where they are sitting on the beach. You've got them in near-identical poses, and the water looks fantastic!