Friday, July 30, 2010

Summer is Swimming Away!

I made the mistake of looking at a calendar the other day. That's when I realized that I have only 2 and a half weeks of summer vacation before I return to work on August 16th! Where has the summer gone? And it's not like we've really done anything this summer. We didn't take a big trip, but we did have a weekend with each set of grandparents.

Today was a fun day. My friend Kim from church (who is also our pastor's wife) and her daughter Claire invited us to their pool. From what I've read on Kim's blog and saw today, Claire is a little fish! She can swim a short distance, isn't afraid to put her face in the water, and even jumped off the diving board. So I was a little concerned on how Quinn would act in the pool, considering he won't even sit down in the bathtub anymore!

Here he is...first time in a pool!

I left his swim vest from last year's beach trip at home, but Kim let me use Claire's "puddle jumper" floaty swim thing. Swimmies sure have improved since I was a kid. He put his arms in the "swimmies" and then the flat part fastened around his tummy and back. He was a little apprehensive at first but by the end of the day, he was enjoying the water. I only wish I had gotten pictures of us in the big pool, but all the adults were in the water too.

Quinn proves he is man enough to play ball with a pink Disney Princess ball!

My little guppy.....he's not quite a fish yet, but if we could get him in the water more, he probably would be!

We took a picnic break for lunch. I heard Claire say "I will sit by Quinn." She wanted Quinn's bread, and he wanted a "Dorie" plate. (He calls Dora the Explorer, Dorie).

Momma and Quinn having fun at the pool.

I'm quite proud to say that at 2 and 1/2, Quinn already knows all his letters, numbers, shapes, and colors! So he had to take a swim break to tell me all the letters on the No Diving sign.

Then he got right back in for more splashing fun!

This was such a fun outing! Thanks so much to Kim and Claire for inviting us to join them. I truly think if I could get Quinn in the water more often, he would become a little fish too! And it works wonders for getting him to sleep early. He didn't get a nap today, and it took 10 minutes for him to fall asleep tonight! I think that's a record!


KyleAmandaLogan said...

Sounds like you guys had a great day!!

Kim said...

We enjoyed having you spend the day with us at the pool. Quinn did great and I believe is he spent just a few more days in the pool he too would be a fish!

And yes playing in the pool makes them sleep very well!