Over the last few week, I have been working with Abby on swimming. When we took our trip to Hawaii, we realized pretty quick how much Abby needs to learn to swim. Basically everything we did on that trip involved water of some kind! In the weeks since that trip, Abby and I have gone to the pool at least one time each weekend to work on swimming skills. It's really cool to see how much Abby has taken to it in just a few weeks time. When we first started, she wasn't confident holding her breath or even doing basic swimming. Since then, she has started using her swimming motions much more and is even using diving rings. She has a long way to go before being able to swim the pool on her own, but for now we have been leaving the life jacket at home and just using the kick board as her only flotation device. I'm really excited to see how she is doing in another 6 weeks or so!!
I have successfully moved this blog to a VPS!
The morning we left for our Hawaii trip, I had a hard drive failure in the server hose ring this blog. The server happens to be a machine I have sitting at home. My goal was to keep the blog updated while on the Vacation, but with the hard drive failure, that simply did not happen. I ended up finding a cheap VPS provider that will serve the needs of this blog just fine. The added bonus is that I no longer have any ports open coming into my home network!
Well, 7 days in Hawaii was all we got to enjoy. Abby and I spent the last morning at the resort pools while Michelle packed. We left at checkout time, got lunch and headed to the airport.
It was a fantastic Vacation and definitely something we would like to do again!
Happy birthday Abby!
June 10 was Abby’s birthday. We spent the morning relaxing in our room watching TVs and such waiting for our Catamaran adventure.
Our catamaran boat ride was so much fun. We saw lots of dolphins while we were out including a pod of bottlenose dolphins and a pod of spinner dolphins. One of the dolphins hooked himself on the front of the boat and just rode there for a while. Very cool. Later we went snorkeling. Michelle got to see more because she had contacts, but I was able to stay in the water longer. There were lots of fish and we saw a green sea turtle. After we got back on the boat, one of the guys came up with a live octopus!
After we got back to the resort, we were able to celebrate Abby’s birthday with a cupcake.