This afternoon we visited a friends’ house to catch up and try out their newly-cleaned pool. It’s nice to be able to casually visit certain friends without the burden of formalities. For instance, when we arrived at their house, no one was at home, so we traipsed around their house to their pool, and they joined us in swimming when they did get home.

Calista, 8 months old, + David, December 2008
Cali really relaxes in the water.

Brioni, 2yo, + Aisha, 3yo, December 2008
Both girls liked practicing their formal swimming strokes.

Brioni, 2yo, + David, December 2008
Brioni is still irresponsibly self-confident — in her own ability and in ours to catch her if she flings herself away from the safety of our arms. It's scary.