Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Swimming Lessons



We finally made it back to the teen mania pool today! We've been avoiding it (due to the murky greenish color of the water!), but Sam claimed it was better. He was right...it was definitely better! The boys were both so glad to be able to swim.

Henry actually had his best day of swimming yet! The last few times we've been swimming, he will say that he doesn't even want to get in the water if I'm going to make him have a swim lesson. He just wants to play. So today I was shocked when I had barely stepped into the water and Henry is saying, "Mom, can I swim to you? Wait, go out farther..." And the whole time, all he wanted to do was swim. Back and forth, over and over.

I worked with him on jumping in and turning around and swimming back to the edge. He did great and it was so fun! He is really getting good, and he is holding his breath for such a long time! I would make him take breaks and rest so I could work with Jonah. Jonah is making progress, but slowly. He has lost so much fear of the water (maybe not such a good thing!) that he even thinks he can climb in on the sides of the pool, where it's pretty deep. And he sort of likes floating on his back. Babies are so funny in the water....they really float so well! Anyway....Joey's really doing better with holding his breath, and that is all I'm looking for this summer.

We ended our trip to the pool with five or six runs down the slides. The boys were exhausted and we left happy. What a fun day!

10 comments:

Ginger said...

We had some fun days enjoying the TM pool all to ourselves while visiting Alicia and everyone was gone. It's great fun. I remember the swimming lessons days. It's hard, but so important when they are little and live by a pool. We put one in our backyard and our youngest learned in five days to swim like a fish. Glad you found your quiet time. Alicia and I found some time to talk and cry and I did my reading this morning and feel refreshed, too :) Be blessed today Lisa!

Michelle said...

Sounds like such a fun day!

Michelle said...

Sounds like such a fun day!

Beth said...

Maybe when it cools down a bit we'll join you. I'm not sure how much longer the pool will be open though.

Just last night Cole said, "I like swimming lessons with Aunt Amy." This would be in contrast to what he said everyday during swimming lessons, "I don't like swimming lessons–I don't like Aunt Amy." Glad he is coming around.

kelly said...

good to know the green murk is gone...we've been avoiding it too for the same reasons. Funny...Jordan doesn't float so well. My theory is that she doesn't have enough body fat to float...just sinks right to the bottom.

mary said...

oh my gosh, how cute is Jonah with his blanket and his cowboy boots, I'm glad he's getting more used to the water, sounds like you had a great day.

mary said...

sounds like a great day!!!!

mary said...

ok so I had to add another comment because I figured out how to add my picture

Beth said...

Happy Birthday Lisa!! I hope you have a blessed day. BTW, I'm sorry I forgot to rsvp, but count us in—we're planning on being at the party tonight!

I don't know if you noticed, but I accidently deleted the comment you left on my site today—I am really in need of computer lessons!

Marybeth said...

Thanks so much for Tuesday- lunch and the hair apt. were such fun. I'm loving my new hair cut...thanks. Looking forward to seeing you all tonight! Love you!