Thursday, May 8, 2014

Just Keep Swimming!

This past Tuesday, Hadley had her first ever swim lesson!  This girl has loved her bath for a while now, so I had a hunch she would enjoy the pool, and she did!  We took a lot of pictures and in exactly zero of them was she smiling, but I promise she enjoyed it.  She was too interested in the other babies, toys, people, etc. to smile.  She was taking it all in!  But she did so good and I am so proud of her!

**As a side note, I am so afraid of water.  I'm not sure when or why it started, but I don't like going in the ocean and the only pool I'm really comfortable in is my grandparents!  Probably because I know it's well taken care of and there aren't lots of people and kids around.  We walked into the pool area (the pool is inside at the Y) and I leaned over to David and told him I was nervous!  I know, I'm crazy.  There is just something bout the deep end that gets me.  BUT, I don't want my fears to hinder Hadley at all.  And I'd like to teach her to face her fears, so in I went!

She wasn't afraid at all and really seemed to enjoy splashing around!  I can't wait for next week!

 * Wearing the bathing suit I wore when I was a baby!  It sure looks a heck of a lot cuter on her! :)

 *Learning to kick our feet in the water!

 *Learning to use our arms to swim!

 *Taking a break to chew on a toy turtle.

 *Mommy stealing some kisses!

 *Hadley stealing a look at Daddy!

 *Learning that the wall is the "safety zone".  And pretty much in love with the whole back of her.

 *Learning to climb out of the pool at our "safety zone."

 *Hadley was even brave enough to put her face in the water like Mommy!

*Exhausted after a fun swim lesson!


  1. What a sweetie!!! Look at those sweet legs & the adorable ruffle!

  2. Yay!!! She looks so comfortable in the water! And that last picture of her wrapped in her towel is amazing!

  3. These photos are just adorable! Sweet little one is so brave!

  4. I'm not scared of the pool but I'm terrified of Aria in a pool. I need to find some time for swim lessons. Being a one car home is such a pain sometimes. She is SO cute in the pool and you can tell she is at east in the pictures. Aria loves water so much. We were at the resort pool this weekend and she would run around the ledge that ran around the pool (holding my hand) and then just suddenly jump in. I would catch her, but man kid gave me a heart attack every time. She had so much fun.