Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Swimming!


With Caleb in tee-ball we wanted the girls to have some activity that they could do as well. At Avery's age we usually have the kids in some type of parent/child class. Our Y here doesn't offer tumbling like Caleb and Addie did with us in the past, so we have her in a swim class that she really enjoys! I have to admit that I was very surprised to see how quickly Avery picked up on the patterns of the class, which songs came next, what to do with the "props", etc. It's nice to have that one on one time with her as well. When Matt's home he goes into the pool with her and I know we both enjoy being able to be with her as well as just watching her enjoy something that's just hers.
Addison is in her second "solo" swim lesson, meaning it's just her and her peers and her teacher - no parents in the pool with her. I don't have any pictures of her first session (which she did right after her birthday) because she never budged off of the wall. This session, after spending plenty of time in the water this summer, she's much more comfortable. She's still shy, as you'll see in the pictures, but she is willing to try things to an extent and is comfortable trusting her teacher.




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