Friday, June 08, 2007

Swim lessons

So this week was Week 1 of 2 weeks of Eli's swim lessons at Bogan Park. I have really enjoyed it, although the water has been a little too cool for Eli's taste... He is very cautious and takes a while to get used to the water temperature.

We took some video of him on Thursday but haven't been able to load it yet so... I will post these pics. Stay tuned for video though later.....



Eli before the lesson starts


Mommy & Eli getting used to the water temp

Practicing kicking


Eli's favorite part is when we practice jumping into the water from this wall... You're supposed to count to 3 and have them jump so that teaches them not to jump into the water without an adult there.....supposedly:)

The main lesson this week has been to teach the babies to blow bubbles into the water instead of sucking in the water and drinking it.... you can see me blowing bubbles here.. Eli hasn't gotten this lesson down yet...

Here is playtime at the pool... Bogan Park has a great facility... it looks like so much fun for kids. There are so many water features, etc..


We have lessons next week too... I highly recommend them to anyone interested... If Eli gets nothing out of it at all, it is at least an hour of quality time for me and him... I love it!

7 comments:

Meredith said...

Hey Nikki,
I am an old youth group friend of Amy and Josh's, and I just wanted to tell you how adorable I think Eli is! :) I've enjoyed seeing his pictures on your blog. Please tell JP that Mere said hello!
Meredith

Gram said...

Eli looks like he is getting ready for the beach in a few weeks. I can't wait to have all my grandboys together. I am not surprised about him loving the "jumping off the edge" part. He has always been a daredevil.

Mammie (Grammie) said...

Love the pictures. Can't wait to see the video. He looks like he is enjoying his "quality time with mom" just as much as Mom is!!!

Mia said...

I can't believe how blonde he looks in some of those pictures! I wish we could meet up with you when I'm in Virginia!!! The blowing bubbles is fun. Nora gets it about half the time, the other half she sucks the water in!!! Ick!

mk said...

I've thought about having the kids take swimming lessons. They're both way too confident in the pool for my comfort. I'd feel better if they knew how to swim. Hope you have a great summer!

amy said...

shoot... eli is going to be doing the butterfly and the breaststroke & my kiddos are going to be sucking in water & bellyflopping on vacation. way to outshine me once again, Nik! :0)

Amber said...

im taking mason next month for swimming lessons and cant wait. your pictures are always so dang cute.