Swimmin' Pool Time!
This summer both Adelaide and Henry are enrolled in swimming lessons at our fancy schmancy indoor recreation center. On Tuesday mornings, we hang out at the pool for nearly three hours, perfecting our floats, our glides, and our strokes. Joel and I kind of have a one-extra-curricular-activity-at-a-time, not including swimming lessons or Sunday School. Swimming lessons are compulsory here in Toadsland, but fun!
Adelaide started swimming lessons back in Vermillion when she was a wee babe, but didn't really take to the water until this Spring. Now, she swims and dives (!!) with confidence. It's awesome to see her swim her backstroke and crawl down and back the length of the pool. One of her favorite water moves is the hilarious and fun "CANNONBALL!"
Hal has always loved the water, not perhaps from his very first bath, but in infancy certainly. His water prowess this winter, performing stunts like floating, splashing his face in the water and the like, led me to register him for lessons. Now, armed with his favorite gogs, Henry's face in more within the water than without. He glides underwater unassisted, holding his breath for a full stroke; pretty good for a three year-old, I think. He makes me giggle with his courage. One of Henry's favorite jumps is entitled "Falling Log," and I'm sure you can imagine the style of the jump from it's title.