Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Beginnings of Summer

So the days of summer have just begun... FINALLY! It's been difficult to let my girls go to school, even for just a couple of hours, I really do enjoy having them around. Though they are getting to the stage of life where everything is "not fair", and they fight with each other incessantly, and I'd rather poke my eyeballs out with a rusty wire than to listen to them whine most times, it's still nice to have them home.

I have had my girls in bad public swimming lessons the last two summers and honestly the public lessons did more damage than good. Every time we would go swimming, they got progressively worse, to a point where they were down right afraid to go into the water past their little tummies. Other kids their age were diving right in and at least trying to swim... my kids? No way!, they were the ones sitting on the swim steps watching the other kids having an enjoyable swimming experience.
So what was a mother to do? Try private swimming lessons! I found out about a woman in Orem through a friend of mine who's kids take her swimming lessons every time they're in town from Colorado. These MAGIC lessons are only 10 minutes long per child, four days a week for 3 weeks and then you can extend if you feel it's necessary after the 3 weeks.
I was sold the very first time we went... I could not believe what I was witnessing, MY girls with their faces and heads submerged in the water... what the? Her technique is a survival technique, where floating on your back is the "safe spot", then rolling from your back to your stomach with "sword fish" arms and your face in the water looking straight down seems to be the magic formula. All I know is that it has worked wonders for Ella and Claire.

-k- seriously? I swear this little girl came into our life just to keep us laughing.

Breathe Ella! Tee Hee!

Look at these rug rats. Ellas dirty sweat bottoms are awesome!