Just Keep Swimming

Here it's hot
There it's hot
Everywhere it's hot hot


So you know what that means? Pool time!!!

We finally made it to the pool earlier this week. I was expecting the same as last year. GG would go off to the big pool and find a friend. Little Dude would venture into the baby pool and play with the toys. So I brought a book to read when I was done in the pool.

The kids were in the baby pool for maybe 10 minutes when they made a slow bee line to the big pool. Can't run! Last year it took close to 2 months to get Little Dude off of the steps in the big pool. This time, he went right in. He walked back and forth in the shallow end, splashing and sometimes dancing, for an hour and a half! I was so proud of him!

It also meant that I was in the pool for an hour and a half! GG can't really swim, but she knows her boundaries. I feel safe watching her from the sidelines. Little Dude has no fear and doesn't know his boundaries yet.



Swimming Swimming
sorry if the pic quality is bad
these are from my phone


Thursday we took a trip to the pool again. I don't think any feet stepped in the baby pool! At least not the feet of my babies!

Little Dude even went a step further today. I asked him if he wanted to jump in the pool. He said yes!!! He stood on the side, grabbed my hands, and in he went. 15 times in a row! Then suddenly when I wasn't ready, he jumped in on his own!


I'm still not sure if I'm ready for him to grow up, but there is one thing I know for sure. I have never been prouder of my little man than I was at that moment!



Until next time....

12 comments:

Kmama said...

Very cool! I wish we had a neighborhood pool. Well, we do have a community center nearby, but it's only indoors.

Oka said...

I wish we had an outdoor pool I could afford to join. They want way too much for 3 months of the pool, so I opt for the Y, which we can use year round.

WTG Little Dude

Kristin said...

Way to go Little Dude. I have to warn you that he may never know his boundaries in the pool. He sounds as fearless as my youngest and my youngest firmly believed he could conquer the pool by sheer force of will.

Shell said...

They are growing up! :)

alicia said...

Wish mine were that brave when they were younger, but this year we are making progress!

Amy said...

Yeah to the little on with his swimming. Glad you made it to the pool. We went yesterday and it was a fun time...

Have an amazing weekend.

Thanks again for linking up..

Together We Save said...

Looks like fun... it is hot here too.

Montessori For Learning said...

It is also very hot here 100+... I want to go jump in right now!

Steven Anthony said...

awwwwww so cool...you go little man ;)

Mama Zen said...

That's a big moment!

Cori Benson said...

I wish it was warm enough to go swimming....but it's still cold in Seattle!! I can't wait until summer hits for me!!

Adoption of Jane said...

That pool looks so awesome!!!