Sunday, March 13, 2011

Lil' Swimmers!

The kids have been busy lately and getting ready for summer with swim lessons!  I've got all 3 of them in the pool this year and so far, so good...

Ainsley is getting quite the work out in her class but I think she's really enjoying it!  I have the feeling though that the instructors think she's better than she really is so I'll admit there were a couple of times I had the momma instinct to jump up and save my daughter but I didn't and she survived;)

Harper LOVES the water and every time I looked she had a smile on her face!

I love listening to Harper tell me everything she did in class- "We did not do big arms today mommy", "We kicked a lot with our surf board", "That's called a kick board Harper", "Oh, kick board.":)

And then there's little Bennett and man was I shocked last week when we took our first class!  He LOVED it!!  
Bennett loves music and this class is all about singing songs, splashing, kicking and being comfortable in the water.  I signed him up in the 6-12 month class because the next class was for ages 18 months-3 years and that's just too big of an age gap.  

For the first time I didn't feel a tad bit sad because Bennett wasn't doing what the other kids were doing and yes, I know it's because they are younger but he just fits in better with younger kids.  Not that I don't want him to have peers his own age but well, I don't know.

Just look how happy he is in these pictures though....

Okay so he looks a little upset in this one but he really likes the "jumping" in part!  {Doesn't he look like such a big boy??  Where did my baby go???!}  

It's so strange because it's very hard to get Bennett to stand unless he has something like a table or walking toy in front of him.  I think he just feels more secure.  But for some reason he stands right up on the side of the pool for me.  I've got a video of him "jumping" in at the bottom:)

It's a great workout for him and for me!  

So we had another exciting thing happen with Ainsley that you'll see at the very end of this video....{sorry for the poor quality, our little flip video has about had it.}

Way to go Ainsley!! So proud of you!!!  Now that you can ride this bike I think it's time for one that actually fits you-lol!


  1. LOVE IT! I think there is a time and place for peers of age and peers of size and ability. Aubrey is going to start a group speech class and I asked her to be grouped with the little kids...kid size seems to intimidate her. I know there are more at her verbal skill level too. But she does playdates with kids of all ages and does Sunday School with her friends too. As long as he is having a good time, I don't think it matters.

  2. Your kids are so cute and keeping you busy! I love swimming lesson with Porter, it surprised me. Glad Bennett is enjoying it!

  3. Yay Ainsley - we gave up and put the training wheels back on Piper's bike :(
    Swimming lessons are so fun!

  4. miss maggie loves the water as much as bennett...he is too cute and looks like such a big boy :) and harper reminds me of emme grace, she always has a smile on her face the whole time she is swimming, playing soccer, whatever!


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