Now that our pool is finally fixed we took Savvy in. Earlier in the day she sat beside me on the edge and kicked her feet in the water. After dinner we were ready to dive in. Marc took her to the side of the pool until she got used to kicking her legs.
Next, onto the top step so her l’il tushy was in the water. We didn’t get happy faces at first but she got used to it after a few minutes. Kicking, Splashing and Being Stalked by a Fly then Splashing with Daddy
After we got some smiles we got her wave rider (courtesy of grandma Wienke) and off she went! She was laughing, smiling and having a great time! She kicked her legs and floated all over the pool with us. Ride Across the Pool
We took her out and she hung out with us. After a couple minutes on my hip she leaned forward like she was going to swim and kicked her legs. After a couple seconds she turned herself onto her back – just like she was shown in swim lessons! We also took her to the wall and she immediately grabbed it (another part of swim lessons). Unlike swim lessons there was no crying – not even when she dunked her head under the water. The first time she just had a “what the heck just happened” look on her face, then she did it a couple more times.
She didn’t quite catch on that no matter where she tried eating the water it wasn’t going to taste good. But hey, we can’t cover everything in one night!