From Bean to Sprout

a first time mom's forray into parenthood

Here Fishy Fishy July 21, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — frombeantosprout @ 9:59 am

This summer, Henry has developed a true joy in swimming. He’s really living up to his aquarius zodiac sign. He just wants to keep swimming and swimming. He loves it so much, he’d rather slowly die of hypothermia then get out of the pool.

Every Saturday he has swim lessons but I brought him a week ago to my mom’s. I thought he would be hesitant about swimming with me but he just jumped in. A few times he was ahead of me and I had to scramble to catch him in time. I’ll admit, he made it under the water once or twice. Also, I learned that we really need to keep his toenails trimmed since he uses them as grips and claws into your stomach as you hold him in the pool.

I haven’t brought Freddy swimming yet. Maybe when  the water is a bit warmer. I look forward to seeing them both swim in the ocean when we go to Mexico in January. I feel like Henry will pretty much come back completely water logged.

Tried to take a nice photo here but squirmy McSquirm wanted to get in the water ASAP.

Tried to take a nice photo here but squirmy McSquirm wanted to get in the water ASAP.

There's no slowly getting in the water when you have an eager toddler gunning to get in the water. I had to jump in myself.

There’s no slowly getting in the water when you have an eager toddler gunning to get in the water. I had to jump in myself.

One of the only shots where Henry isn't digging his feet into my abdomen.

One of the only shots where Henry isn’t digging his feet into my abdomen.

 

You can see the pure joy in his face here.

You can see the pure joy in his face here.

My sister was by the poolside the whole time taking care of these two:

Victoria smiling cutely while Freddy gives a "what are you looking at?" look

Victoria smiling cutely while Freddy gives a “what are you looking at?” look

Freddy was losing it at one point because Victoria had his toy. He's obsessed with this toy and the elephant wasn't cutting it.

Freddy was losing it at one point because Victoria had his toy. He’s obsessed with this toy and the elephant wasn’t cutting it.

Hi finally fell asleep once he got his toy back (you can see the tight grip he has on the toy ring while asleep)

Hi finally fell asleep once he got his toy back (you can see the tight grip he has on the toy ring while asleep)

Henry was giving a free ride to his brother and cousin at the end of the day.

Henry was giving a free ride to his brother and cousin at the end of the day.

 

 

 

 

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