At their very first swimming lessons.... along with all these young uns. This is Miss Robin's pool. She has taught swimming lessons, for like, 20 years. I am being serious. Mary Allison took from Miss Robin, so you KNOW Ellie was all about giving it a try!
Gabbi Girl was just tagging along for the snacks!
And since her mom did not have the forethought for such things, she had to benefit from the planning and generosity of others.
I really wish Gabbi could have taken lessons, but she wasn't old enough. I think she is going to be my little FISH. She LOVES the water!!
But Miss Ellie Sue took to her lessons pretty well too. Here she is learning to kick her feet when on her belly.
And this is my usual view from my lap.
Not a bad view, I suppose. This baby girl LOVES her mama! And her mama LOVES her!
Have I mentioned she is speaking a little more clearly? I am starting to make out a few more words. That makes for slightly less frustration on both of our parts.
Miss Maddi was NOT really a fan of the water initially. ANd believe me...
This shows that Miss Robin is GOOOOOOD at her job. Even Maddi, the princess queen, put her face in the water!
These two "are like peeeeas and carrots!".
And this one is the mastermind. Maddi, be careful. Be very, very careful!
But I will tell ya.... she was quite the little swimmer!
Miss Robin had Ellie Sue very close to swimming by the first session. She almost talked me into another round. And honestly, we may just show up next week!
Each kid takes about 5 minutes or so of one on one before the next one has a turn. There is a constant rotation between them.
The rule is that when it is not your turn, you have to sit on the steps.
I was proud of this one for not getting in the pool in her clothes. She often does that when she sees a pool.
I thought this was a funny expression.
And if you are wondering about the clothing change, well, it is actually another day at swimming!
Note her own little Ziploc of snacks? Yep... it is a KK day at lessons! Mom... not so organized.
Miss Robin's son also helped with the lessons.
Ellie probably worked extra hard for him. She is a fan of the male species. UGH!
Maddi is a fan of dry land!
But Miss Robin had tricks up her sleeve. First they blew bubbles.
ANd they vigorously splashed to get water all in their faces.
Gabbi Girl cozied up to CoCo. SHe looks like she is having a spa day!
Are you ready for this?
1,2,3, and UNDER!
YAaaaaay for you, Ellie!
and now for a solo performance!
And as it stands, Ellie jumps off the diving board with her ring on . She climbs the ladder and slides down the slide all by herself. She readily jumps off the side of the pool with her ring on. She is not really afraid of the water, and has no qualms whatsoever about going underwater!