While Parker's third swimming lesson caused some crying,
the life-guards- including Nancy ! -did a wonderful job
building up his self confidence in the remaining week and a half.
We are all mighty proud of his certificate, so full of signatures!
OPA took off for Holland . . .

. . . and returned two weeks later in time for his birthday
with a nice present from Aunt Carla to help keep Parker dry.
I am just kidding, Parker swam in his Dad's pool every day!
Paul and Lexa also advanced (right),
and Mom came back to go to HACC .

So now look at the difference: Parker jumping in the deep end fearlessly
on Labor Day weekend just before the pool closed!

BLO fecit 20050905
contents 3SK
Lexa Art: A - B