Thursday, August 2, 2012
Even Darius Was Relaxing at the Pool
Prelude: After all the Danielle and Melanie drama, I needed a relaxing story. So I went back to the pool. This dio was still up because I knew I wanted to do one more story before dismantling it. At the time I shot the pictures, the sun was perfect. I had a good ol' time. After finishing the pictures, I went ahead and dismantled the dio. Then I went to the computer to edit and post. DRAMA ensued when I realized all that time I didn't have the camera card in the camera, so I had NOTHING! So much for a relaxing story. My old camera would never let me shoot without a camera card. This new camera just lets you go on your merry way, just shooting up a storm. My first, second and third thoughts were, "I'm not doing it over". But Darius was in swim trunks. They really should see that. So I redid the dio and shot pictures, again. The sun was no longer perfect.
My son, Tyler and his friend Dillon, are playing ball in the pool.
China and her daughter, Taylor are there just enjoying the water.
Of course my daughter, Alicia, is harassing her brother every chance she gets.
Darius has a couple of days off, so he and Nikki came with Kendra to the pool. She really wanted to get out of the house.
China's sister, Sylvia and her baby, Sophie are hanging out, too.
Jason and Lynn have just arrived with baby Layla.
"So how's the water?" (Sylvia)
"Cold, but it feels good." (China)
"Mommy, I'm thirsty." (Taylor)
"Hand me the water, and I will give you some." (China)
"Did you forget the juice?" (Taylor)
There is whining in the background. Baby Sophie is looking for some attention.
"Honey, her swim lessons start in two months. I was thinking we should bring her to the pool at least once a week to get her used to the water." (Lynn)
"What's wrong little mama? You should be sleep by now. Is it too hot? Come on." (Sylvia)
"MOM WATCH THIS." (Tyler)
"Stop yelling. I'm watching." (me - Vanessa)
Alicia is quickly making her way to the ladder. I jump into action to catch up with her.
"And where are you going, missy?" (me-Vanessa)
"Are you sure you are ready for all that baby and toddler action, sis?" (Darius)
"I am more than ready." (Kendra)
"And when are you going to be ready?" (Darius)
"Ready for what?!" Nikki
"Babies and toddlers." (Darius)
"We already agreed that kids would not fit into our lifestyle." (Nikki)
"Well a guy can change his mind, can't he?" (Darius)
"No. A woman can change her mind, but a man does not have that right." (Nikki)
The boys are taking a break from the pool.
"Mom, can Dillon and I play Xbox when we get home." (Tyler)
"Dillon's mom made it perfectly clear that he is to come straight home after swimming." (me-Vanessa)
"Can't you call her?" (Tyler)
"Well, I'm waiting for an answer." (Darius)
"These shoes cost $300 and they are not waterproof." (Nikki)
"Wrong answer." (Darius)
"Okay, okay. I will reconsider our agreement. Now put me down." (Nikki)
"Do you really want me to put you down?" (Darius)
"Yes, because I don't trust you around that water." (Nikki)
"You can be so silly sometimes." (Nikki)
"I just know how to negotiate and get what I want." (Darius)
"Darling, that was not negotiating, that was blackmail." (Nikki)
"It's the same difference. We are just using different terms." (Darius)
Jason and Layla are getting acclimated to the water.
"Honey, is it cold?" (Lynn)
"Come in with us, and see." (Jason)
"No, I can't get my hair wet. I won't have time to do it before work tomorrow." (Lynn)
"Your hair keeps you from doing so many fun things." (Jason)
"I don't expect you to understand." (Lynn)