Last Hoorah?

I don't think so, but we have changed our daily swim time from late afternoon, to the middle of the day.....it IS getting cooler.
Emmi has learned to swim underwater, all the way at the bottom.

I know I should teach my kids proper technique, and I will later on.  But for now--Wes doing our version of the back stroke; both arms woring together.

Wes is the kid who screemed bloody murder during "lesson time" just 2 months ago.
Now look at him=)

Avery has really surprised us, because she is so cautious about everything new.  At 2 years old, she did not have the strength to walk across a room, and had never had solid food.
She was the 1st one to figure out how to swim under water without holding her nose.

 Waid is still wearing a life vest.  We take it off for lessons.  He is having a hard time coordinating his legs and arms to all go at the same time.  He swims all around in his vest, and has no fear.  Amazing, just last July, he was still being carried everywhere, and fed by his foster mother, who evidently thought blind people can't do anything.
                                                                  Emmi's backstroke.        
                                                            Mermaid Avery.
                                Before we moved here, we had 4 different houses with inground pools.
                                                          We swam from April into October.  
                         After 5 years, I am still amazed at how much difference there is in the climate;
            we were just 116 miles south.  I'd move back in a heartbeat, just for the swim season.

And just in case you are wondering if it is worth the money and hassle of putting one of these eyesores in your yard (unless you can afford an inground)

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:36 PM

    The pool looks like it's really deep. Amazing how much they can learn to stay afloat.

    Found out Thursday we are out of the matching room and should get our LOA now!?!? We'll see. Also found out our LID is 6/13. It took that long because our old dossier got lost in the shuffle. :(