We live by a really cool site in our new residence. It looks just like a beach and has a shallow lake with beach chairs, life guards, and cabanas. Every Tuesday this summer we would invite some friends over and head to the Lagoon for a few hours of swimming and then a picnic lunch.
Hannah did really well to just sleep in her carrier for the majority of our trips. Oh those were the days =o)
Mikey was so eager to head out to the deeper part (3 feet) that on one occasion he forgot to put on his life jacket and floaties and started bobbing up and down yelling for help! Aunt Michelle (who was not planning on getting wet) quickly ran out to him and pulled him back to shore. The lifeguards then took notice that something was wrong! The next week Michelle had purchased Mikey a bright yellow Sponge Bob swimsuit that had built in floaties. That suit is awesome! He could go out to the deep end and stay head afloat with no help from me. He also liked riding the paddle boats with Aunt Michelle and waving at us from the other side of the bridge.
Joshy was easy to keep track of. He was the only kid NOT in the water. He’d sit on the edge of the water and play with buckets and sand the whole time. He hated having a life jacket on or the arm floaties. About 2 trips before the Lagoon closed for the summer he finally gave swimming a try and loved it. We got a little floaty boat thing that he could sit in and that’s what he really liked. So he only got in the water 2 different times, but tanned like he was swimming everyday the entire summer! He still has tan lines! Not sure how he got so lucky.
We’ll see how many times we’ll go next summer, since I’m sure 3 kiddos will want to swim at the same time and I’ll for sure loose track of them, but I’ll attempt just about anything once!