Friday, April 17, 2015

Swimming with the boys

Swimming has always been my favorite sport. I lived in the water for most of my childhood and I want the same for my boys. I knew from the moment they were born that I would dunk them in the water as soon as I possibly could :). We did the usual mommy and me classes when they were babies and the time finally came for some real swim lessons so last month we enrolled Tman and Jbird.

We started swim class last month and we go every Monday. The boys love the water so I knew it wouldn't be too difficult to get them excited about this. Tman is really into it because he is not afraid of the water and loves to dive while Jbird loves the water but is always anxious about leaving my side. We are in a set up where Tman is in a class with 2 other kids while Jbird is in a class with 3 other kids but all the parents stay in the water with the 2-year olds.

I of course made a big deal out of the first day of swim lesson as I do. I am a huge proponent of celebrating the kids first anything. We left Bean at home with grandma so that we could focus on our big boys.

Me and my big boys
Hubby and Tman are two peas in a pod
Tman and Jbird checking out the pool from the observation deck
Hubby and Tman are the cutest

And of course a family selfie (minus my Bean) before we got in the water (it feels weird to say family when one important member is missing).
Jbird cried a lot because he didn't want to leave my side but he did so well overall

 YAY, jumping in the water finally
 After a nice dunk :)
Tman on the other hand was all smiles and diving like a pro
Me and my little swimmer in training
We've been doing swim lessons on Mondays then family swim on Saturday or Sunday. Hubby's mom and Bean came with us for family swim so that Bean got a chance to get in the water too.
 Look at that happy baby Bean in the water

Dunking Bean in the water, right of passage what up
My peeps hanging out in the water
I am so happy that the boys are loving the water and enjoying swim class. This is going to come in handy when we are in Cancun next week :). We plan to continue with swim lessons until the boys are proficient swimmers then they'll get to enjoy the water every Summer and who knows maybe one day join the swim team and become amazing swimmers :). Do your kids swim? Do you want them to?


  1. So cute! I love our T-Bird always has a smile on his face! He just loves life :)

    And yay for Cancun! Can you pack me in your suitcase? ;)

  2. It was great to see the boys enjoying the water. They are all so adorable.

    I hope you're enjoying your weekend so far... :)

  3. The boys had an amazing time. Cancun is going to be so much fun, travel safely

  4. Embarrassing to say, I cant swim to save my life even though I love being in water. And I wish I'd been given to opportunity as a child, so definitely make sure my kids know how to swim as early as possible.

  5. Awesome time for the boys....we've been terrible since we moved about starting swim lessons! Have an awesome time in Cancun!!

  6. It's good that you are starting them young!! I wish I'd been tossed in a pool as a toddler. Not really. But I probably started too late and now the damage is done! I can't swim but I had a mini breakthrough on our last vacation in MX. I'm not sure if I'll be able to do it again but I'll try.

  7. I learned how to swim early because my dad taught and coached at small AA colleges in the South and wanted us to know how to swim. My older daughter started lessons at 11 years old and by the time she was 12 was swimming on the local swim team. My youngest daughter started lessons as soon as she was potty trained and swam on the local swim team until she graduated high school (which was last year).

  8. AOI started swimming lessons when she was about 30months, Sh enjoys it so much, she looks forward to her swimming lesson each week :)

  9. Being able to swim is such an important life skill and it's great that you are starting them so early! They (and you) look like they're having so much fun. I really hope they continue to enjoy it... one day they can pass it along to their children, when they have them.

    Stella Hammond @ Palm City Pools