Way back in March I was driving around town and noticed there was a sign by the civic center advertising swimming lessons. I stopped inside to ask, and was surprised to find that they had a parent-tot class that started the following week. It was 30 minutes once a week for an 8 week stretch. Now, realize by swimming class I mean learning water safety, not actual swimming. By no means can my child actually swim. The class taught them how to move their arms and legs in the water, to hold their breath and go under for just a moment, how to reach for the side, and to get comfortable being on their back - all while being held by an adult. It ended up being a lot of fun. There were 4 other little ones in the class - Ian happened to be the oldest. Thirty minutes was the perfect amount of time, I don't think his attention span would have lasted any longer than that.
And now that we have officially hit summer heat and humidity, it's time for the lake. The first place we took him was Clark Center Park, where they have a sandy beach by the lake. It was awesome seeing his little face light up when he realized we were getting in the water. He was delighted. Then, we heard someone say there was a snake in the water. Yup, at the edge of the swimming you could see it slithering along. So, we had to abandon that venture.
But then we took him over to Indian Boundary, a campground where they have a beautiful lake and swimming area. It was hot, but beautiful - great visibility of the mountains. Ian had a blast.
I think J had really been looking forward to being able to do this.
That open mouth grin in something else, isn't it?
And the mountains around the lake are soooooo pretty.
And some videos.
Again, you say?
He could have stayed in there for hours.
Post swimming and worn out. But very, very happy.