So Wednesday and Thursday we were in the pool at my mom and dad's house most of the afternoon. The kids love it. Emi especially. She's jumping into the 8 ft deep end with her water wings and just zipping all over the pool with those little legs propelling her wherever she wants to go. We're hoping to have her swimming water wing free by the end of the summer. It's not easy teaching a deaf child how to swim when your ASL is not up to par and she can't hear you tell her what she needs to be doing. She's got the kicking down, she's just not getting the hang of moving her arms too. Eriks is a pretty good swimmer but we need to work on him learning how to tread water for at least 5 minutes. We also would like him to learn how to dive.
We'll likely be back in the pool tomorrow beating the heat. Why not? It's in my parents' backyard and it's free. Plus the sun is making me a bit more healthy looking by putting some color in my pale purplish skin. I'm also getting some exercise and working muscles which in turn makes me tired so I'm sleeping better at night. Can't complain about that.
Enjoy the photos from our time in the pool Thursday.