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!
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:
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.