Micah has been doing much better than he did last year, when he was recalcitrant and mulish, refusing to get in the water half the time. He can swim, but he doesn't know how to breathe well, so he swims a few strokes, then lifts his head and doggy-paddles to the side where he breathes for a second or 2. Then he launches back out for another several strokes. Repeat the entire length of the pool. He's cooperative, though, so I'm confidant he'll get it down!
Thursday afternoon I decided to make a giant chocolate chip cookie cake, and I wrote on it with a can of frosting. That didn't work so well, lol, and no one likes the taste of canned frosting, so I could have saved myself the trouble! We were going to make a cake on Saturday, but Saturday ended up crazy--helping friends move, a pool party, a double-header softball game for Faith--and no cake got made. Jonathan said he doesn't even love cake, so he was fine with it, but I was glad he had the big cookie and ice cream Thursday night. Saturday he picked mint frosted brownies to take to the pool picnic, and all the kids had a ton of other snacks and goodies there, so no need to feel sorry for his lack of cake!