there was a very fun birthday party today for a very special one year old-- happy birthday oliver! his parents had the great idea of having a party over at the Pinedale Aquatic Center. it was awesome! people who don't live in such remote places probably think it's nuts to drive 4.5 hours round trip to go swimming. but if you live around here and you've ever seen the Pinedale pool... you know that some things are well worth the drive! we've raved about this pool before and we never pass up an opportunity to swim there. today it was even more fun because a dozen or so friends went along too! isa and sylvi swim until their little bodies just couldn't take any more. they both seemed to go big today and spent lots of time pushing themselves to swim and jump and hold their breath. it really is cool to see how quickly they develop new skills and push their limits. we most definitely have two little fish on our hands.