Monday, May 16, 2011

Swimming In Rain

There's been LOTS of swimming going on around here lately!

For one thing. . . we've been pretty much swimming in all this rain we've gotten! March was an extremely rainy month here, April was really rainy, and so far May is a strange mix of nice weather and pouring down rain.

Yes, I'm aware that I live in Seattle, but this is some record-breaking rainfall we've been experiencing lately so this really isn't normal. I have photos of Kirsten's birthday party in May two years ago, and she was wearing a tank top and shorts! This year we're still in long sleeves most days. I, like the rest of the Seattleites, am excited for summer and our gorgeous weather that's coming! And I'm ready for it! But we did have an absolutely beautiful, sunny fall last year so I think this spring is just making up for that. :)

Kirsten has been taking actual swimming lessons for the very first time! And she LOVES it. She's a cute little Tadpole.

She just finished her first Tadpole session last week. . . and she will remain a Tadpole, since you have to put your whole face in the water to graduate to the next level. She's blowing bubbles and putting part of her face in the water now, which is a big improvement! But she's scared to put her whole face in.

She's so nice and obedient to the teachers. . . wish she would listen that well at home!

She loves swimming lessons so much she never wants to take her swimsuit off! She'll find it, change out of her clothes, and come downstairs in her swimsuit all the time.
We've really been enjoying the fun pool! After swimming lessons the kids get to play in the kids splash pool for 15 minutes, and it's great!

I can't even take Natalie with us to swimming lessons, since it's impossible to keep that girl out of the water. The one time I tried was so ridiculous. . . Brooke (thankfully) just sat in her infant seat, while I held the screaming Natalie in a vise grip on my lap to keep her from running straight into the pool with Kirsten. Can't really blame her for being mad, since she always wants to do everything Kirsten does and she loves swimming too. So I've had to go in the toddler pool with her or get a babysitter to watch them at home. That's one reason I'm glad swimming lessons are over for a little while. . . it was kind of a hassle! But worth it. It's so fun as Kirsten gets older and starts to learn new skills like dancing and swimming.

So here we are, up in Seattle, swimming in rain AND pools. Good thing we love swimming!

20 comments:

  1. Thats cute that she likes swimming!!! I'm hoping to get Hadley into lessons after we get back from our last trip in the beginning of June.

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  2. She's so cute! I was thinking it might be about time to get Kaia in swimming lessons...I'd really like her to be able to swim better than me. ;)

    Carla

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  3. I love watching the little kid lessons. The kids are so funny!

    Now that our pool is open (yeah, you'd think pools would be open year round in Arizona), I want to take Caden for a swim. I think he'll like it since he loves bath time.

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  4. My little one is 6mo in another week. We live in Seattle also, but I haven't found any public pools I want to take him to. All the ones I've checked out are really dirty looking.

    She sure is stinkin' adorable in that swimsuit!

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  5. Hopefully we'll stop swimming in the rain soon! Wasn't today gorgeous? I hope this nicer weather keeps up.

    Kirsten looks like a cute little swimmer!

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  6. Watch that girl. TOO CUTE!

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  7. Wow, she is a doll! And so nice that you have warmth, it's still cold here!

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  8. I think it's raining extra everywhere this year. Even in Arizona! I miss the rain/water in the NW. Enjoy! I'm a dental hygienist, http://www.alliedhealthcareer.org/dental-hygienist

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  17. How old is Kirsten? I live in Miami, Florida and I am thinking that my two-and-a-half-year-old should take lessons this summer. Here in Florida we are surrounded by water, whether it be the ocean, lakes, canals, or swimming pools. I think it is good that kids know how to swim in case an unexpected situation/accident arises.

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  18. So adorable! She looks like a little mermaid!!

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  19. Looks like she is having a ton of fun! That's neat that the kids can get swim lessons and then some "fun" swim time.

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