Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Swimming Season in AZ

I have never been much of one to go swimming regularly. True, I have lived in AZ pretty much my whole life, but, I hate the process of changing and then changing clothes again and being all wet and having to dry off. I am not sure why, but it never felt worth it to me.

UNTIL this year! I don't know why, but it feels SO much hotter this year than I remember in past years. Maybe it is because I have 2 small kids in an apartment and need something to keep them busy and active. Either way, we are swimming, A LOT more than I am used to.

Our apartment is located RIGHT next to one of the pools. I have braved taking both kids by myself several times now.

The Superhero is skittish again this year. I am not sure what exactly he is afraid of, but it is taking him some time to warm up to swimming.

The Princess on the other hand is CRAZY! She dives in whether you are ready for her or not! She goes under and comes up smiling. You will be having a heart attack because you were not anywhere near her when she chose to dive in and she is happy as can be! She will try to just "swim" right out of my arms.

Both kids' reactions to swimming this year has convinced me it was time for lessons for both of them. I went last week and signed them both up for Hubbard weekly swim classes each Saturday morning. I will have to get in with The Princess until she is old enough for a class by herself.

We had our first class last weekend and both kids did ok. The Princess does not like back floats, but did great for everything else in her class. The Superhero did great when it was his turn and the teacher just had to keep an eye on him between turns. He tends to wander a little bit. I am hoping over time he will learn he needs to stay with his class. This will be helpful as he begins pre-school in the fall too.

So, now that we have the pool near us and I am off work for a few weeks, I am completely enjoying taking the kids swimming. And I LOVE that it wears them out and they fall asleep for naps REALLY easily on those days too!

The Princess about to jump in...

The Princess being cute...

The Superhero shooting water...(notice the Dexie site on his arm)

Shooting water...

Practicing the back float (she was NOT happy)...

"Swimming" to Uncle S...

6 comments:

Hallie said...

Love the pics - and the new look! Beautiful all around! Love that swimsuit that Princess has on! Uber cute! Avery has one just like it! Glad you are enjoying the pool this summer! Wish we were there to join you!

Laura said...

We love swimming here in TX too!!

Laura said...

PS - the new look is superdy duperdy cute!

Wendy said...

Awesome blog :)

Beautiful kids!!!!!

connie said...

Love the blog, love the name and the swimming looks fuuuuuunnnnnn!!!

I wish I had a pool close by for my girls...we've been having temperatures of 100 degrees lately, yikes that's hot and my little blow up pool isn't quite cutting it for me :)

Heidi / Jack's Pack said...

How funny that the Princess is your daredevil and the Superhero is your cautious one! Great photos and I love the new blog!

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