A Saturday Off

Stereotypes are bad.  I know this.  But it’s easier to judge a whole group than to look into a single persons eye and judge them face to face.  I’m feeling easy: swimmers are crazy.  Families with swimmers are crazy.  Straight up loony toons!

I signed JR and MC up for a swim camp that would end the week in a swim meet.  On a Saturday.  At 0645.   In the morning.  Why would a family want to sit at the side of a pool at the ass crack of dawn?  Oh, I know: they cray!

Without an iced americano I managed to practice my new photo skills.  Watch out photo world- Im off the little green square and only a website away from being a professional!

Im positive Dory was singing in JRs head.  Positive.

Im positive Dory was singing in JRs head. Positive.

MC freestylin'! Word.

MC freestylin’!
Word.

After a morning of “you’re all winners”, the husband and I went to Makeman (the Monkey Store) to do some shopping for our garage gym.  Two things have been on our to-do list to make: a box (for box jumps) and a set of parallettes.  From all of the blogs and posts it looked like it would be a “fun” project!

Total price for the wood, the cutting, the screws, the PVC pipe, and glue

Total price for the wood, the cutting, the screws, the PVC pipe, and glue (Under a hundo for a box and a pair of paralettes)

"We" followed the directions and cut the PVC pipes.

“We” followed the directions and cut the PVC pipes.

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The glue we used.  We guessed.

The glue we used. We guessed. Im always a fan of #2.

Finished project!!!

Finished project!!!

Houston. We have a problem.

Houston. We have a problem.

For the parallettes the directions said 1 1/2″ PVC.  Since we are in Japan, and they don’t play by inches, we brought our handy-dandy measuring tape and measured for ourselves.  The 1 1/2″ were cool, fun to make, but sure as hell not sturdy!  In hind sight, we are thinking 1 1/2″ PVC means 1 1/2″ opening…. not total diameter.  Since these only took a half hour to put together we will making a few more!  Plus, we have the glue.  I think.

The box hasn’t had its photo shoot yet, but when it does, I’ll let you know.

So, the parallettes were subpar and my photo skills need some mad practice.  Did I mention the lean up challenge ends tomorrow?  Im not leaned up.  At all.  Well, the sun was shinning this morning, so I thought we could use some vitamin D.

water play

water play

Good bye Ginoza

Good bye Ginoza

the simple life

the simple life

treasure hunter

treasures

scattered

scattered

frame

frame

missing the MCA

missing the MCA

Tootles.

jess

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