Let it be known that Lava Hot Springs is the favorite summering spot for our future Olympic Diver, Kaelster. SO when we asked what he wanted to do for his family birthday celebration (albeit a few weeks early) we half way knew what his answer would be..
He "lavas" Lava.
And he REALLY wanted to show off to his Papa Bear this year.
When I told my Mom how badly he wanted to go swimming with his Daddy-o she said,
"I get that... there is something sort of awesome about swimming with your dad."
Must be a universal truth.
Kael has some weird human gene that enables him and his still seven-year-old body to fearlessly and tirelessly jump from the high dive x 41 times with nary a show of nerves.
Dax's gene is less pronounced but still present. They are fearless little fliers and watching them bound from platforms together was so entertaining. I could post a million videos of them in action - but just know that those tiny little bodies atop that highest platform? Those are our boys.
Ace nearly threw a fit of frustration when he wasn't old enough OR tall enough to do the platform dives and he had to settle for the high spring board diving boards. I said, maybe next year and his brothers were quick to announce that he still wouldn't be the required seven years old next year and his emotions ran raw... hot little tears fell from his cheeks. Poor feller.
Boone Digliano is also working on his form. He lept from the side of the pool and slid down the kiddie slide until he was delirious with happy and tired.
We enjoyed two beautiful days of sunshine together and made it a little weekend getaway. The popcorn clouds across those blue skies were perfection.
And soon - very soon - we'll celebrate the real birthday of our Kael.
Can't believe he will be 8!!