Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Creek

It was a wonderful evening at the creek!

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Swim Ranch Day 5

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Swim Ranch Day 3

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Swim Ranch Day 2

Well, we live to tell another tale! Today went just as good as yesterday. Stella woke up this morning saying how she did not want to get in the water and half way through Rhett's class she was ready to jump in that water. They are both doing great!

I have to say that today has worn me out! It is very hot and sitting at the pool for three hours is about to do me in but I know that it is worth it for my kids to be really good swimmers.

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Always good to start the class off with smiles.

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I have to give props to big sis for sitting for an hour waiting on Rhett's class and then another hour until her class, she does pretty amazing. It does help that I have netflix on my phone

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Floating on her back like a pro!

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Look at that smile, it could be because she is swimming with no one holding onto her!

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Jumping in and going underwater, no problem!

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Swim Ranch Day 1

Today was our first day at Swim Ranch and it went GREAT! I have to admit that I was really stressed about it this morning. I knew that Rhett would be a breeze, he is still in the water babies class which Jason was doing with him. Stella this year got to move up to the Lane 1! This means that she gets in the water with her two teaches and three other children but no parent. Stella had been telling me all weekend and all the way there that she was not getting in that water, she was not swimming. I was like, you have to go with us but you can decide if you get in or not, we will not force the issue. One thing I am learning with a very strong willed child is that if she is making the decision then life is going to be way better. Once she realized that it was her choice and she had to sit for an hour and watch her brother have a blast and then another hour until her class time, she was so hot, she decided to see how that water felt after all. She did so amazing and I am so proud of her!

Jason and I on the drive home, were in pure shock over how the day went. You just never know with kids, the things that you worry about go great but the things you think are a no brainer turn into crazy time. I have to say prayers of thanks for a wonderful day and pray that the rest of the week goes just as good.

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I have to give props to my husband because he is the only dad in the class! Thanks for being wonderful and getting in the water with your kids.

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It does not get much better than this!

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Getting a little one on one time with Mrs. Virginia, his teacher

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OK, so I was really worried because the one little boy in her group was freaking out at first about getting in the water. Stella kept looking at him and looking at me and I thought "OH NO, we have gotten her to make up her mind to get in the water and now this kid is crying going to freak her out. It was not the child fault because if I was the only boy with all those girls I would not be happy about it either! In the end, he calmed down and they all did wonderful.

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