Not only does Toby play volleyball, but he's recently taken to the water, too. Last summer he absolutely hated it. Hated it more than when we eat a meal without sharing. Especially when he's employing his saddest "I'm practically emaciated over here" stare.
Now he's a little older and his instincts have kicked in. So much so that all four of his legs start twitching in the doggie paddle motion before he even hits the water. It's nothing short of hilarious.
Fortunately, we remembered the video camera for Toby's volleyball debut. And although I have almost five minutes of footage of everyone in the pool taking turns tossing the ball at Toby's head so he can volley it back, I cut it down to a manageable 30 seconds or so.
And, of course, I got the doggie paddle.
And some things are just better captured in picture. Here's
Sparky happily floating on his raft (aka Toby-Free Island).
This was when I accidentally backed my tube too close to the
edge and Sparky took it as an invitation to hop aboard.
Jerry and Toby sitting in the grass, watching the
boys pretend to destroy each other with cap guns.