07 August 2009

you've been waiting long enough...

So besides Renée loosing her 3rd tooth...each child had a milestone!!
First, Elijah got SUPER brave in the pool! He started with jumping in from the side. after a few rounds, i asked if he wanted to put his face in the water and he said yes! he did. then he decided to get VERY brave and "dive" for his sticks. in reality, it was me pushing him under the water and then he would get the dive stick and "swim" up. he was quite proud of himself! he even started swimming around with his "skateboard" {aka kick board!}
{just imagine that he's in the pool swimming, since i was in the pool too}

i was seriously SHOCKED! this is the boy who last summer would barely let you hold him in
the water without clawing your shoulders! he spent most of his time at the pool playing with his dump trucks on the pool chairs. serisouly, amazing the difference a year has made!

After watching elijah for only a few minutes, Renée decided to follow suite. She has been capable of swimming for the past 2 summers, but has been too timid to try. She dove right in and started swimming away!  
I told them that they were swimming like fish. Elijah named himself Nemo, and Renée quickly corrected me--she was a mermaid, not a fish! Melody to be exact. That is Ariel's daughter for those of you not "in the know" ;)

this little baby slept though all the excitement, but she made up for it the next night...
she started crawling on her hands and knees!! she was quite excited..

1 comment:

cari runia said...

Such brave little swimmers! Your kids are getting so big, and they're so cute!
And that Hazel just melts me completely... the sleeping pic with the rolls of thighs, too adorable! It kills me that I haven't even met her yet, she is just so precious! Loves!