Friday, October 8, 2010

Day 8 - swim lessons



This summer I signed the kids up for swim lessons. I showed up an hour before the registration began to stand in line and sign Hunter up. Ridiculous if I do say so myself. Anyhow while standing in line I get the wild idea to also sign Ella up. When my friend Mary joined me in line to sign up her son Rex I talked her into signing Riley up with Ella! I must say that the kids all did great!!! Ella and Riley exceeded our expectations as usual. They did so good, especially considering they were the only ones in their class that couldn't touch the bottom of the pool and literally had to hang on to the side so that they didn't drown. The teacher was a sweet young guy who was very good with them! Neither Ella nor Riley enjoyed floating on their backs though, so they didn't pass their class, but I am confident that they will master it next summer!!!

A hello hug!



These two really do love each other : )

Ella doing "scoops" with the teacher


Riley scooping too!

A little conversation while waiting their turn
After class
A bye bye kiss

And hug!!

Here is a little video of Ella doing her "bobs!" They are supposed to get their heads all the way under the water when they do a bob, but when you have really short arms that have to hold on to the wall it's hard to do!! She had to wear the obnoxious head band and ear plugs due to some swimmers ear issues....

20 comments:

Anne and Whitney: Up, Down and All Around said...

i love the video of ella doing her "bobs" - so happy the swim lessons went well!!!

Amy L said...

Oh Goodness, those two are adorable together!! I loved Ella's video too, she's precious!

Pallavi said...

They look even more cuter together..Loved the pics

Jennifer said...

Love the 2nd picture of her and Riley. He looks like he's saying "My woman...back off!" ha ha
The video is so cute. She does SO good!

Katye said...

riley and ella really look like they could be twins! they are soooooooo stinking cute and sweet!

patsy said...

she was doing awesome with swimming...and the dancing videos, oh my goodness!! she was really feeling it to 'all the sinle ladies'...too cute!!!

Ruby's Mom said...

They are so cute together!

Sweet Pea's Mommy said...

Too cute! I love it! I'm so glad that they enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to more swimming with Sweet Pea and eventually having her in a class too!

Lyn said...

I love watching videos of Ella! She did great with her bobs! Watching her gives me so much hope for Megan, who is just about a year and 1/2 younger than Ella. I may just have to sign her up for lessons this spring!

Kristin said...

Abby hates laying on her back in water too. I think it has to do with her neck and hearing causing balance issues. Where did you find that headband for Ella? I want!

Mary said...

Darn we have cute kids! I love that they are such good buddies. Riley cracks me up calling all little girls in books Ella. He loves his Ella.

Adam, Jaci, Grant and Grace said...

They are too blasted cute! I think it is great that Ella likes the water. Go, Ella!

Amy Flege said...

seriously too cute... that made me smile when i really needed it :)

Cammie Heflin said...

Such cute pix!!! What dollbabies!

Tami Leitz said...

Too cute!!

Runningmama said...

Such cute pictures and Ella is doing really good with her swimming!

Tina said...

What cute pictures, my God are they cute together. Loved the video of Ella doing her bobs and she did such a great job, what an amazing little girl.

Christi said...

That's awesome! So stinkin' cute! Where did you get the ear covers? Rustin needs some of those.

Colleen said...

OMgoodness, they are adorable together! Ella did a super job in swim lessons. Go Ella!

Alison said...

Was just reading some new blogs through links and came to yours. What a lovely little girl. The photos in this entry are so sweet. I must say I chuckled and smiled at these two little friends having a great time together.

I am the mom of 4 and my youngest is an extra special child. He doesn't have Downs but a neuro degenerative disease. My 12 year old will be my forever 4 year old really and his innocent love of life is wonderful!

Have a wonderful weekend and good luck with the month of awareness. You are doing a great job!