Spencer The Fish

Spencer and Clare swimming in Arizona
Spencer and Clare swimming in Arizona
Spencer and Clare swimming in Arizona

For labor day weekend we went to visit the Dibbles in Arizona. It was quite a party, since Drew and Aunt Jean also came out. We got to see firsthand all the great work that Ellen and Dave have been doing in their bedroom and bathroom. We also toured some gigantic compost heaps, grilled out, put together some new furniture for the bedroom, and attempted to solve all the problems of the world.

Spencer really enjoys splashing in the pool with Ellen
Spencer really enjoys splashing in the pool with Ellen

However, the highlight of the trip was the pool. Dave and Ellen had told us that we should come visit so Spencer could play in their pool. They were 100% correct that he would like it. We have taken him to a couple other pools by us, and he has liked it for the most part, as long as the water was nice warm (at least 80°F). Dave and Ellen had their pool around 85°F, so it was very comfortable. Spencer also seems to be getting better at getting his face in the water. The first couple times we took him, he would get very angry if he accidentally swallowed some water. Now he just coughs it up a bit, then goes right back for the water.