Monday, June 7, 2010

Swim lessons started today

...and all I can say is, "He-lar-i-ous!"

Gage & Reese are in the same class - The Stingrays; and the triplets - Becca, Miguel, & Cy - are in the "Dolphin" class. Cy did his own thing, Miguel made sure I saw her every time she did something: "Mommy, I did it! I did it Mommy!" and Becca was, as always (and so typical to her personality), the superstar. And no one drowned, although Mary-Gail was seriously close to it. She was so excited to show me what she was doing, that she left her class and walked over to me (while still in the water), slipped and couldn't get her feet under her to stand back up. She was a little rag doll, upside down in the water, flailing helplessly. I ran to her and in one motion grabbed her arm and lifted her out of the water into my arms. Amidst her coughing Mary-Gail said, "Ma, did I fall in the water?" Yeah, baby girl, you did fall in the water.

I forgot my camera, but in all honesty I couldn't have snapped any pictures today. I was a sweaty, nervous wreck watching these little ones (there were 5 kids in each class) in the gigantic pool with only one teacher. But after they all got comfortable, I was laughing and smiling and waving and encouraging. There was no way I could have managed pictures too. Maybe when it's JoJo's turn to take the kids; we have Swim Lessons for the next two weeks so I'm sure we'll have pictures before it's over. PLUS, we all got a free-pass to come back to the pool during regular hours to swim. And that will be loads of fun.

Kemp Kuties on the Charleston Pier

Kemp Kuties on the Charleston Pier
September 2007