For a couple of months now, my friend, Andrea, and I have been talking about taking our kids swimming at our local Recreation Center.
Instead of making anymore excuses (it's too cold, we're tired, we have too much going on, etc.), we just did it.
It is a slight pain to take small children swimming in the winter (with all of the clothes needed to get in and back outside), but it was worth it.
Luke hadn't been swimming since late July/early August. Let's just say I should've taken him sooner than today....he was a bit timid at first.
Then, Ava (Andrea's daughter) started jumping in. Luke thought that was funny, and then, he loosened up a bit.
**Thanks to Andrea's mom for taking these photos -- she happened to be visiting from Nebraska :)
Luke hasn't quite yet figured out to jump into the water. But, he does like to stand at the edge, have me count to 3, and have me help him get in.
And yes, feel free to chuckle at his long swimming trunks. I actually bought them on clearance at the end of the summer....just in case we decided to swim over the winter. Good thing I bought them, wouldn't you say?
And, please know that it took A LOT for me to post these photos of my very WHITE self IN A swimsuit....not something that is easy for me to do. But, for the sake of sharing about Luke and Ava's swimming adventure -- I did it.
After swimming, you know, you have to get out. And, even though the water is warm and therefore the room is warm, it's still cold to get out -- especially in the winter.
I couldn't resist posting these two photos....one of Luke and one of Luke and Ava.
Andrea -- we'll have to do this again -- very soon!!!! Also, if any other of you would like to go with us, let us know....then, we'll let you know when we go again.
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