Sunday, March 30, 2008

Garrett's new pool


The pool that isn't really ours, but that we use anyway, has been closed for the past week. All Garrett has been asking for is to "swim" and go "swimmin'?" It's super cute, and I feel bad always telling him he can't go. Lately he has decided to try to swim in the lake, which is so *not* cool. So today Brad and I went out and got him a nice little pool at Toys R Us for (are you ready for this??) . . . $9.99! So worth it. When we showed it to him, he got sooo excited. "Pooolll!!! Swimmin!!!"

He LOVES to walk around in it with his hands, with the rest of his body floating. I'm thinking its a GREAT way for him to learn how to float, since all he does right now is SINK!!

But he's definately improving in the swimming department--we went to the beach yesterday with our neighbors and he would just go charging into the water after their kids. He has no fear, and doesn't mind going under. He can usually get himself back up. And he can SWIM (honost to goodness, with very little help from me) if you just give him a noodle. Oh, and he is totally showing interest in mask and snorkel. If we can only find one SMALL enough for him! But he's definately a water baby. As my mother-in-law pointed out--what did we expect?? Needless to say, this pregnant mommy is gonna enjoy sitting in the pool playing with Garrett. :-)


Claire, the neighbor's youngest, came over to play.
Garrett tackles Claire . . .

And Claire takes her revenge!! :-)

5 comments:

~~Jill~~ said...

That pool is great! I'm sooooo jealous of your weather -- we're freezing up here!!

Hartley's said...

So much fun! Maybe we should get one of those!

-Bridget said...

I'm also jealous you get to swim year round! Glad to see he's taken so well to the water!

Leanne said...

I love the pictures of him swimming! He is going to be just like his daddy!

MrsMoma said...

OMG how fun!! I'm also jealous of your weather and i'm not that much further north. LOL!