"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life;
to put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived." ~Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Swim Lessons

Ethan and Hailey started swim lessons yesterday. This is the fourth or fifth session that Ethan has done since he was three years old. This was a first for Hailey. This was the first time we've done the 3:30 session and I love it! Ethan only has one other kid in his class and Hailey is the only one on her class. Also, they get to do these lessons in the Leisure Pool which is a little bit warmer and not nearly as noisey.

Ethan took to it right away with no reservations. It's taken him a while to get to this level of comfort at the start of a new class. Hailey on the other hand, was very nervous. Especially when she realized she couldn't wear her arm floaties. We have instilled the fear of God in her that if she gets in a pool with no floaties on, she will drown. That back fired a little and she would NOT do the lesson and cried for the first ten minutes. Then the teacher suggested she wear them for that day and then Hailey was happy and loved doing the lesson. On Wednesday we're going to try it again with no floaties. We shall see!

Lauren was excited to get in the water but like the younger sibling has always done, was not happy that she had to wait half and hour to swim. We are a family of water bugs!

And what would a trip to the Rec Center be with out climbing on the wall? I think we might get a family membership to the Rec this year. It's a great place and the kids absolutely love it.


Val, Matt, and Madison said...

Your kids are so darling Veronica! We miss you guys too, we are still in the ward for the next few months though so we'll see you around. I hope the new neighbors are nice! We should get together for a play date one of these days!

Ute Family said...

I'm glad Hailey got used to it after a bit.

And I LOVE your blog pic. Lauren picking her nose...hilarious!

Bellie said...

Super fun! I really want to get Bri into some swim lessons this summer so I will have to talk to you. Poor Lauren she has to wait to get in the water :( She looks so cute with her swimsuit so I guess its okay, hehe!

Heather said...

Love Lauren's swimsuit! Polka dots are my favorite...Kids are getting bigger and bigger! Hope you're feeling ok these days:)