Saturday, January 31, 2009

Swim Lessons

A month ago I decided to sign Abby up for swim lessons at the same pool where I swam when I was expecting her. Today was the 1st day. I can't say she loved it, but she definitely did get used to the water and even seemed to improve over the course of the half hour that we were there.

With our upcoming move to Texas, we think it's pretty essential that the kids get used to water soon. There'll be no better way to cool off in the hot summer!

Ryan has been taking Stephen to the campus pool on the weekends during their family hours. Stephen isn't loving it either, but he gets better each time. We'll just need to keep it up for both kids. And we should have more opportunities this summer.

Eric and Bethany ... I mean Dr. and Mrs. ... Landquist left today to go back to Germany. It was great to have them here for a couple days but it did feel like a whirlwind for them. Eric's defense went well and he deposited the very next day.

Abby had her 9-month checkup this week and checked out just fine. She's slowing down in her growth - which is a FINE thing - just different from her brother who continues to be really tall for his age. She's hitting gross motor milestones much faster than he is. She's very motivated and has begun standing without support as well as cruising in the past week.


The Fearless Freak said...

Swim lessons were the biggest waste of money we ever spent. :( We put TB in at the Y at 7 months old and he was the only kid in the class that didn't freak out to be in the water. They spent more time trying to convince the older kids to get in the water than they did actually doing anything.

After that time waster, we just started taking him to the pool on our own and letting him play in the water. By 3, he was going off the high dive at CLP. MT took a smidge longer and wasn't quite able to figure out the board last summer but will be all on it by next summer.

My advice, instead of paying for lessons (after this one), is just to take them to the pool and let them hang out in the water. They'll get the hang of it sooner than you would expect :)

Lisa said...

I agree with you, except that the admission to the aquatic center costs more than a lesson. So we're doing the lessons.