We checked out the neighborhood pool for the first time tonight. Exciting!! As we stepped through the gate, the sky turned gray and thunder rumbled in the distance. The lifeguard blew his whistle and ordered everybody out just as Blaise dipped his toe in.
Just before the whistle. Best night ever.
The pool was shut down for the evening. The kids cried. We decided to walk to get ice cream but got caught in a downpour and ran for home.
Gus decided to make lemonade and run around on the sidewalk
As you can see, Blaise does not always have saintly behavior! Blaise's name, however, comes from a saint whose feast day we observe every February. St. Blaise is known for blessing throats, as he once saved a young boy choking on a fish bone. He also is the patron saint of wild animals. Perhaps he can intercede on behalf of our cat? We expect that our Blaise will have lots of spunk, just like the saint he's named after!