Will Caleb Actually Get In?

As a family, these last weeks have been fairly busy! We are well into the summer holidays at this point! The sun is finally showing itself after a very overcast June and July and we have visited friends in both South Cornwall and East Devon!

The children had a great time in the Sea at Looe in Cornwall and the pool in East Devon. They all love the water, that is all, except for Caleb, our little kitten!

Photo above taken when Caleb was just 18 months old! I really reckoned he would take to the water like a duck, quack, quack! But alas, hiss, hiss, we have a little kitten…

Our main family holiday is booked for the End of August in North Cornwall, looking forward to that. But for now, we are enjoying as much outside time as we can.

Everyone relaxing today, there is talk about a pasta lunch on the terrace. I made a large volume of puttanesca yesterday for freezing, but left enough back for for a good nosh today!

Tara is presently using the anti finger sucking lotion on Aaliyah’s fingers! She’s very good like that. Aaliyah’s affliction sadly still haunts us. And no, it’s not Tabasco sauce, rather one we purchased from the pharmacy!

Yesterday was a visit to friends in Maidenhead, gay dads to 2 great children, Matt and Jeff. And they have a swimming pool in their back garden! The little people had an absolute ball, donut and dingy before pizza heaven! Plus a homemade stout cake, don’t worry, the alcohol is boiled off before baking! Jeff is quite the accomplished baker! Our last visit had Thor talking for weeks about the heavenly ‘lemon drizzle cake’!

A little video below of their watery escapades!

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19 thoughts on “Will Caleb Actually Get In?”

  1. It sounds and looks like your family is making the most of the outdoors and summer. Enjoy it! And your upcoming trip sounds fabulous too. Itโ€™ll be here soon!

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  2. I saw some feet in the water! Caleb was literally testing the water, and he was clearly still having fun.
    Great video. I enjoyed the music you chose for it, and imagined the four dads all dancing to it off-camera while the kids were swimming. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Hahahahaha… it does paint a jolly old story Catherine ๐Ÿ’•

      I am proud that he did manage the paddle. And as you mentioned! He had lots of fun throughout. Thank you so much for your comment ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


  3. Donโ€™t worry Iโ€™m sure Caleb will take to the water when he is ready. Ollie is rebuilding his water confidence after being a bit too confident several times and having to be rescued by his parents!

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    1. Oh no! Poor Ollie. John also had to dive in the pool in East Devon after Thor jumped in without his flotation jacket! They are all gaining too much confidence for sure! ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ


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