Saturday, June 28, 2008

Fun in the sun

This week we spent a couple of days at the pool. Although the water may have been a bit chilly from recent showers, everyone had fun splashing in the cool water. Being as it was my first time flying solo with all 3 munchkins, I let everyone enjoy and experience the water at their own pace. Jackson, walked right in, excited that he was easily touching the bottom of the pool at the shallow end. Ava, whimpered a little at first, but quickly got used to the water in her own little floating chariot. Maddox, my sweet, sweet boy. He cracks me up so often. Being 2, he is learning who he is and how he observes the world around him. I put his floaty on and went to grab him to hop into the pool, and NOOOOOOOO. This really surprised me since he has been my little fish in the bathtub from day one. He also seems to have no fear when it comes to some daring things. But, the big pool can be a little intimidating. So he went to the corner of the pool area hugging the fence closely. I let him hang out and do his own thing and pretty soon he scooted closer to the pool on the concrete. 10 minutes later his feet were dangling over the side. I offered to hold him again and, NOOOOOOOO. So I let him hang out a little longer. 10 more minutes later, he had walked over and was sitting on the steps of the pool, splashing around with his little sweet toe toes. I was so proud of our little goobey bear, I found myself tearing up at his courageous venture. Sadly it was time to go on day 1 of fun at the pool. Day 2, still chilly, Our friends the Riley's, who we love dearly, joined us for some swimming fun. The below picture is of Corbin and Jackson. Don't they look like brothers?? The boys both love, who Maddox calls, "Cornin", and sweet Brooke, his sister, loves the babies and will one day, no doubt, be an awesome baby sitter!!
Anyway, Maddox immediately walked right to the steps and began to splash. After a short amount of time he was asking for Jackson or I to hold him. Then, he wanted no one to hold him!!! AHHHHH! Who knows what will happen the next time we go to the pool?? But I am sure it will be fun and full of laughs.

1 comment:

The Daniel Family said...

Sounds like swimming will be a new favorite past time during the summer! Cute pics! Love to all!