Anna and Grey have had an awesome summer. Anna officially learned how to swim on her own, with no floaties. She doesn't have to have anyone follow her around at the pool, she can dive off the diving board in the deep end and swim to the side by herself, and even likes to try different tricks off the board. She goes off the high and low diving board and may have gills hidden behind her ears somewhere. Our good friends were moving and had gotten their daughter swim lessons that happened to overlap with their "departure time" so they graciously gave them to Anna. These lessons were seriously awesome! She was put in the wrong class (sort of by mistake, long story) and we think she was actually in with some other 3 year olds. Henry, her instructor, made sure she learned at her own pace and she was swimming by herself within two lessons. He was really great! I think her willingness to learn and "dive in" and try everything Henry asked them to do helped the other little girls too. She's such a big girl. This is Anna patiently waiting for swim lessons to start.
Her favorite goggles... Her eyes look crossed, but I think one side is just fogged up. ;) That swimsuit is one of her favorites because it has a skirt on bottom. It is a hand-me-down from Jenni's girls...so it's seen a few pools. :)
Henry doin' his thang.
Surfer/Swim Instructor Henry (He loved Anna!)
This is what Grey was doing while Anna swam. Notice what happens to his fingers when he drinks red gatorade then sucks on them...nice.
Jumping in and swimming to Henry... Henry usually walked backwards in the pool so she would have to swim longer. :)
And here's Grey being the daredevil. He's on the high dive. We forgot his blue floatie so he had to wear the pink one... of course it was the day that I remembered my camera. Sorry dude. This was taken before Anna could really swim without floaties... She's in the pool cheering Grey on.
We went "Reagan's pool" one weekend... They had a blast there. Even though Grey doesn't usually swim (for real) under the water, he needed some goggles like his sister. Pretty funny.
Anyone see any gills on this girl? They MUST be there.