Saturday, August 1, 2009

First Swimming Lesson

Chad's mom had offered to pay for the lessons and found a private swim school that gives private lessons and will teach the child how to get comfortable in the water, do the survival float and to be able to get to the side and climb out. Since Kyleigh is so in love with the water, this is a must.

Kyleigh had her free evaluation this morning and did really well. They warned Janice that she'd probably cry when she first got in the water, but the only time she even fussed was when the instructor tried to lay her on her back. She said she wasn't going to have her put her face in the water quite so soon, but Kyleigh did it herself. The lesson today consisted of "chasing a toy" from one floating platform to another and trying to get her to lay on her back and kick--she got better at this toward the end. When she got to the platform in the middle of the pool, she'd stand up and smile and yell across at mama and me. After about 15 minutes, she was done and the instructor brought her back across the pool. Of course I took my camera and here are just a few pictures. In the first one, she's waiting for the lesson to start--we had a hard time keeping her corraled.

Here she is in the middle of the lesson.

Here she's all done and the instructor's bringing her back across the pool.

And finally, she's ready to climb out. Lessons learned -- bring two towels next time and a plastic bag to put the wet suit in.

Janice has signed her up to continue with lessons, so guess what I'm going to be doing for the next few Saturday mornings! I think Chad's mom said she was going to pay for two months worth to start.

A new Sprouts opened in the Village yesterday so after swimming we went to Walmart and then to Sprouts. I was amazed at the prices and the variety. There's more variety than Mother's Market where we've been shopping and Sprouts has a full meat counter.

Since Kyleigh was getting hungry we went to Chick Filet for lunch and let her play in the Toddler playroom for a little while. She fell asleep on the way back to my house and didn't wake up while we unloaded the car. I guess we wore her out.

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