Friday, June 3, 2011

like a fish. like a mermaid.

Journey swimming from instructor to the steps.

We started swim lessons this week! This isn't something we originally planned to do but we were given a great opportunity and given the fact that we are here in Florida to stay we decided to go for it. I'm so glad we did. This is PediaSwim. It is more than just swimming and/or survival. It's day 3 for us and I can tell that my very strong-willed little guy is gaining self control and confidence. I can't wait to see what this does for him (and the girls of course).

Journey again swimming from instructor to instructor. She could not and would not swim even a little 3 days ago.

Hope is learning to get to the surface and float. She will eventually learn to turn onto her tummy, kick to the edge and hold on. At this age, it's all about survival and she will need to have refresher courses to progress her to "swimming." No doubt... she hates it. She started crying when we walked up to the pool this morning. But, she is learning!

If you know my boy (or have read my blog for any time at all) you know that it's a fight to get his hair washed. He has never liked to get his hair or face wet. Our weekly or bi-weekly hair washing is d.r.a.m.a. I had no idea how he would do and honestly I was a tad scared he would throw some fists (not a fit...i'm talking punches here). Fears were confirmed and he went nuts! But, his no-fuss instructor was amazing and now he is doing awesome!

Hope and Journey floating on their backs (day 2)

Journey-girl was all about it on day 1. She couldn't wait for her turn. Now she is being challenged a big more and didn't want to go back. She is doing really well and will be like her best friend, Ariel (aka the little mermaid) in no time!

Facing his fears. I'm so proud of him.


Jennifer said...

So glad to hear it is going so well!!!!

Merrill said...

this is what we need! Amazing! Miss you guys...