Sunday, June 27, 2010

I Swim!

Okay, here we go again. I say again because I just wrote this big old blog with pictures, somehow clicked on the back button, and the whole thing deleted. I get smarter daily, I tell ya.

Anyway, we had our first swim day today. She was in tears at first, and so we hung around the steps for the first 10 minutes or so. What finally lured her in was this plastic bubble ring. I let her gnaw on it while cringing inside because I wasn't sure that it was really all too clean (Ick!). Step by step, we were able to get into the pool. The water is warmer to accomodate babies and younger children, but it's still much cooler than your normal bath water. That and a combination of all the people and commotion, she freaked out a bit. That ring she's holding onto in the photo was the reason she was in there at all without losing her wits. She was clinging to that thing like it was going to save her from all the craziness going on around her. (I don't know what that expression is on my face. Seriously. Why do I look like that?):

You can't see it from the picture, but there was a little machine blowing out bubbles and she was captivated:

That arm belongs to one of the instructors. Leah obviously does not care. There are bubbles and she has a ring to chew on. I'm not sure she even cared I was there by this point. Look at that face! How intent is she on trying to get that whole thing in her mouth?:

That is Mina. She, too, looked as though she were going to lose her every wit when her mommy brought her in at first, but by the time we were leaving, she was sorry to have to go. I think we all were. Maybe by the next time Papa Bear can make it to take more photos of us, she'll be ready to smile for the camera. (I don't know who that dude is next to us, but he just ruined our perfectly great photo. I'm going to have to crop him out. Weirdo):

Here's a random video of little Leah:

And to prove how much smarter I get daily? I lost.........
....almost. After swimming, I gave my tired little munchkin her bath. I don't usually wear my ring around the house for this very reason. I got soap stuck in it so I took it off and put it beside her tub on a paper towel. I, of course, forgot all about it because after her bath was her nap, then dinner, then... you get the idea. Long story short, I just dug our dinner out of the garbage can to find the piece of paper towel I had my wedding band laying on. The Hub was a good enough sport to hold a garbage bag open for me so I can transfer all the nasty garbage from one bag to another without chastising me for being careless. I sho Smaht! *Sigh*


  1. She's wearing the bumble bee suit!!! You have to get a whole shot of her in the suit!! It is just the cutest thing ever!!

    I have heard her screech! I am proof that she does :)