Does it still count as a Flashback if it was just a few weeks ago? The truth is, Reid fell asleep in the car while we were out today. I transported him safely and still asleep to his room. But when it was Park's time for a nap, I didn't want to wake Reid so I put him down in my room. I don't think he's sleeping...just playing. But I don't want to go into my room to search for Flashback photo's and disturb him. So this is what you get...but it's way better than a flashback.
My mom got Parker swimming lessons for his birthday. Great gift huh? We had no extra toys cluttering the house and I didn't have to pay for something I otherwise would have. Thanks Grandma B! I'm sure you've been expecting pictures.
The cutest part of the whole thing is watching the kids do warm-up stretches.
His teacher was Miss Brittany. She's the only girl who ever showed up in a one piece swimming suit and she wore a one piece every time. I really liked her.
Mr. Blake was one of the assistants. He liked to give Parker a mohawk, for whatever reason.
This is during Parker's favorite game, "Mr. Whale." He plays it at home with Reid all the time.
Hangin' out, waiting for lessons to start.
Reid liked to come along every morning. We arranged lessons at 8:00am so I wouldn't have to take all the kids, but Reid felt REALLY left out. So he came every morning but one.
Any guesses what Reid's doing here? Singin' in the Rain. He saw a light pole and identified it with that scene from the movie. (Which he's only seen a few times and not for a long time.) I was impressed that he put that together. I should have had video. He was singing and dancing and everything.
Reid insisted on wearing his cape everyday. Which I thought was majorly cute.
Parker did great. He started the session not knowing a thing about swimming and had caught up to the rest of the kids by the end. He still can't really swim, but it's a great start. He loved it. The teachers were darling and the prices were fair (in fact, they were the cheapest lessons in town). There were three instructors to 5 kids. I plan on enrolling both of my older two kids there next year. It was really great.
The worst part about the whole thing...they had to cancel the last day. There's a huge Cryptosporidium scare at all the pools out here. And a kid got sick in the pool so they had to close it down for a few days. The last day was supposed to be an awards ceremony and the kids show off what they learned. (We weren't allowed to get very close most days. Apparently it distracts the kids and they don't learn as much. I was hoping to get better pictures that day.) Then after it's over, they turn on all the water slides and equipment and the kids and their families can play for a bit. We were all bummed.
Thanks again Mom, it was a good experience.