Thursday, July 08, 2010

what a difference…

a year makes! Last year, on the few occasions that we went swimming, Jboy was quite cautious in the water. As the summer went on he became more comfortable but, at first he would want to wear his “floaty bathing suit” AND sit in the float. It was quite a sight!

Today we went swimming for the first time this summer, and he was like a totally different kid! We were at the home of a friend of a friend, and the shallow end of their pool is shallow enough that the boys can touch the bottom. I wasn’t sure how Jboy would do, but once he saw his buddy, Porter, get in he was fine. He just walked around & played like he does it all the time or something!

I had him go underwater a couple of times and, at first, he didn’t like it. He started asking me to do it again (and again!), and the next thing I knew he was going under all by himself!

In this last one, can you tell his eyes are open?! He completely amazed me today. We’ve talked about putting him in swimming lessons, but have never gotten around to it. I think we’ll have to look into it more seriously now. He’s getting to be such a big boy!

I also took a little video so y’all could see how brave he’s being! (Please ignore my ridiculous sounding southern accent. Thankyouverymuch!)

In other summer news… I bought a new swimsuit this week. It’s been well over 5 years since I bought a swimsuit and, well, my body has changed quite a bit since then. I really wasn’t looking forward to shopping for one, but it wasn’t as bad as I was expecting. The new tankini/halterkini’s that they have now are really nice, but, I never found one that made me feel comfortable. I finally settled on a cute swim dress from Avenue. They were having a 50% off sale, so that was a bonus. Here’s a picture of it:

I’m actually very pleased with it though, when I was in the water, I felt a little like Marilyn Monroe because the skirt kept floating up. Ha!

Hopefully we can spend some more time in the pool this summer. However, we’ll have to find better sunblock in the future. I lathered Jboy up twice and he STILL got burned. I, however, didn’t reapply and will live to regret it.


Anonymous said...

Love, love, love, love, love these pictures. He's getting so big. But, I am glad he is not scared to death of the water. Yet, that means he for sure needs swimming lessons for safety reasons. Tell him Gaga is SOOO proud of him.
Lots O Love, Mom

Jennifer said...

I hope my daughter makes that transformation next year. She will swim like a fish in the baby pool, but she will not venture into deeper waters, even if we offer to carry her! Cute pictures, and I like the bathing suit, too. Thanks for visiting my blog today, and have a good weekend!

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