Sunday, March 27, 2011

Like a fish

I'm starting back to work next Friday, and Jeff is done working, so we have a few final days off together to spend as a family. There were a couple of things I really wanted to do together before my maternity leave is up, one of which was to go swimming. Finn and I (and a few of his good baby buddies) took several swimming classes through the YMCA starting when he was about 5 months old, and he quickly began to LOVE being in the water! It's cute because he never really smiles or laughs when we are swimming, but he has no fear and gets so excited to splash like a maniac, float on his back and get water dumped on him. So the other day we went over to the Southland leisure centre- mostly because Jeff had been bugging me to get to go on waterslides for a really long time, but also because I knew we would all have a lot of fun. All the waves and slides and contraptions spraying water everywhere at first seemed too chaotic for my little "baby" boy, but to my surprise, he couldn't get enough. Jeff took him on a few of the smaller slides and we all played in the shallow end of the wave pool and Finn was loving every minute of it. Definitely something we will have to do more of in the future. I also cant wait for summer and finally being able to splash around at the outdoor pool in Riley Park with Theo and his Mama! Summertime is going to be filled with all things wonderful!

First Swim Class, Sept 2010