Saturday, August 9, 2014

swimming with clothes on

Oliver had an entire swim lesson fully dressed this week. It was sort of his graduation lesson from his first series of swim lessons. After his fully clothed swim he gets to move on to learning strokes! The purpose of this swim is to teach the kids what it will feel like if they ever fall in fully clothed. It looked like hard work, but he did great! I can't believe they made him undress himself as well. I cannot believe how much progress these boys have made in such a short amount of time. Oliver has had about four hours of instruction time, approximately 16 15-minute lessons and he has gone from barely putting his face in the water to this.

Monday, August 4, 2014


The boys received adorable, matching bathrobes, made by Gramma, in the mail today. They absolutely love them and I sent them into the pool so they could test them when they got out. It's in the mid-80's today so not exactly bathrobe wearing weather and I couldn't get Elliott to keep his on for very long (Oliver told me he was going to take a nap in his, so we'll see how sweaty he is when he wakes up). Here are some swimming shots, as well as a few of them with the bathrobes on.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

more swimming

The boys started up swimming again this week after almost a month off of lessons due to travel, etc. They are both making amazing progress! Oliver is basically "graduating" from his beginner lessons and will have a lesson fully clothed this week so he can see what it would feel like if he ever falls in. After that he can start learning strokes and how to snorkel, which he is really excited about. Elliott is now able to rest and breath on his own, which is huge progress for him and means he should be swimming across the pool soon!

Elliott sings Itsy Bitsy Spider

July happenings

I'm back, at least for a little while. I feel like I abandoned this blog for most of July and that's because after being gone for almost two weeks, I'm just now starting to feel caught up with life. I have a plethora of photos and videos to post and will try to get to many of them this week. For now, here's a rare selfie of Nick, Penny and I.