Monday, June 2, 2008

The first swim of 08

I picked Jonah up from school Thursday and asked him if he wanted to go swimming. He said no. I don't guess he remembers what swimming is from last year. I took him inside and changed his clothes and he had a meltdown. He did not want to take his shoes off. (He equates shoes coming off with the end of the possibility of going outside to play!!!) We loaded up the upset boy and headed over to the Verdel's house to swim. Here are my two boys with Mr. Art. He keeps the pool in great shape just for people like us. They get in some but are so very nice to share with us. They are nice in many more ways than just the pool but we always appreciate the pool.
Dan lathered him up with sunscreen. Jonah was a little frustrated with that whole process but seemed to warm up to it when I told him it was lotion. He loves lotion!!! (He gets that from me!)
We let him step down into the water and he was very cautious. He didn't want to go too far or get very wet.

Dan got in front of him and out of nowhere, he basically just jumped to him. He never looked back after that.

We let him try everything from sliding to the floats to jumping in to be tossed from person to person. He giggled the whole time.

I know that many kids have a fear of getting their face wet. I told him to put his face in the water thinking he might say no. Instead, he lowered his head right into the water. WE REALLY NEED SWIM LESSONS!!!




Dan found this flotation swim suit for him at Walmart so we decided to try it. It was way too big for him. He wasn't very fond of it either.


Amanda came a little while after we did so she took a family picture for us. I don't think we will be framing this one. Jonah just wanted to play!!!
He thought is was GREAT fun to throw his sunglasses in the water to me, daddy and Manna.

Dan got the bright idea to try to fit inside one of the toddler tubes. Yeah, I have it on video...yeah, I will be posting it!!
Jonah thought it was pretty funny to see his daddy wedged into that thing. Actually, we all thought it was pretty funny.

Jonah absolutely loves Josh and Manna. He was more than happy to give some love to Manna at the pool. He knows Manna has a baby in her tummy but I don't' think he quite grasps how that is going to affect his little world. He really does think he is the only child that ever existed they are around!






Amanda couldn't be outdone by Dan in the tube so she got in. (And, she got out a lot easier too!)
This is the face of a very happy boy after a couple of hours in the pool. I'm so glad we have friends who let us invade their homes during the summer so Jonah can swim. His giggles are proof of what a great time he has!!!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just tooooo funny!!!!!

Anonymous said...

One of the funniest videos ever. Elbie, why are there no bikini shots of you?

Hope

Baylee's Mommy said...

I am pretty sure you could win some money with that video if you sent it to a particular television show! ;)

Anonymous said...

LOOKING GOOD ELBIE, IM CALLING SPORTS ILLUSTRATED RIGHT NOW. TELL BROTHER DAN HE HAS MADE MY DAY WITH THAT VIDEO I HAVE WATCHED IT TWICE.

LOVE YOU,

ANGIE

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