{From the Archives} Swim Lessons for Little Fish

Happy Thursday!  I thought I’d do a little throw-back today in honor of Spring Break and our pool opening!  I stumbled across this post from July of 2012, our first summer in this house, with a community pool…and the first swim lessons for Jayna!

It’s amazing to look at how empty the pool is in these pictures as well…we only had about 30 houses in the neighborhood back then….we have over 300 now {with only a fraction of the neighborhood built out so far!}  Needless to say, the days of having the pool to ourselves, is over.

So enjoy my little trip down memory lane….

As y’all know, Mom Mom has been with us for the past week.  We had a wonderful visit!  It’s always such a treat to watch the girls interact with her.  Even though she lives a gazillion miles away (Jayna’s measurement!), each time she picks up right where she left off!

This week was no exception.  Mom Mom was able to step into our routine right as Swim Lessons were about to start!  Actually, I believe this is the fourth week of lessons, but Jayna has really been hit or miss with them.  She loves the water and desperately wants to know how to swim….she just can’t relax and get out of her head enough to actually do it!  Until….this week!  Having Mom Mom around to “show off” for really made a difference in her confidence levels.A #TBT to the girls' first swim lessons....and the pool to ourselves!She is in a class with four other kids about her age, and they have Ms. Phoebe (the instructor) and Mr. Aaron (a high school helper) showing them how to correctly do the strokes.  And they do it in the deep end with noodles!A #TBT to the girls' first swim lessons....and the pool to ourselves!Since the start of swim lessons last month, Jayna can swim under water, with freestyle-stroke arms for about three strokes before popping up for air!A #TBT to the girls' first swim lessons....and the pool to ourselves!And Ms. Millie is right behind her…. I discovered this week that Amelia loves to swim in the pool too!  She kicks her legs and only drinks ‘some’ of the salty pool water….A #TBT to the girls' first swim lessons....and the pool to ourselves!And she loves “jumping” in from the side of the pool!  I count to three and she takes a deep breath….and dunk! She comes up smiling and says “Tada!” everytime!A #TBT to the girls' first swim lessons....and the pool to ourselves!She made the funniest faces when she took her big breath on the count of three!
A #TBT to the girls' first swim lessons....and the pool to ourselves!A #TBT to the girls' first swim lessons....and the pool to ourselves!And then she would ask for “more.”  Over. and over. and over…A #TBT to the girls' first swim lessons....and the pool to ourselves!We love that Mom Mom was able to capture all of these pictures (usually I’m by myself at the pool with them, so no time for pics!).A #TBT to the girls' first swim lessons....and the pool to ourselves!A #TBT to the girls' first swim lessons....and the pool to ourselves!We loooooooove the pool!A #TBT to the girls' first swim lessons....and the pool to ourselves!

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