Sunday, January 23, 2011
Three weeks ago Kaiden started swimming lessons with us and it has been so much fun! I can't believe how fast these past 6 months have gone. It feels like just yesterday we decided to start trying to conceive but it also feels like Kaiden has always been here.
We also knew that once Kaiden was 6 months we would have him in swimming lessons. We go away for a little bit each summer and spend time with family at a couple of different lakes so we couldn't imagine it any other way. I was happy to find a local pool that specializes in kids swimming lessons, has small classes, keeps their pool super warm and uses UV filtration, reducing the amount of chlorine in the water. I also agreed with their teaching philosophy which was important as I wanted swimming to always have a positive association.
The best part is Kaiden loves going every week and he loves water too! Today he was hungry, wouldn't eat and tired but he still enjoyed every minute of his lesson. It's a fun family outing, for the first three years you go in the water with them.
Kaiden loves to kick and splash in the water and is hilarious on his back when he insists on throwing his legs in the air and playing with his feet (I think we'll have to try to get a picture of this). He is already able to go under water which is awesome!
I suspect that weekly swimming lessons will be a family tradition for us from now on!