Sunday, July 7, 2013

Swimming, Swimming... a swimming pool! 
When days are hot;
When days are cold;
In a swimming pool!

Breaststroke, side stroke,
Fancy diving, too!
Oh, wouldn't it be nice to have
Nothing else to do! 

That's just one of the many old Girl Scout songs we've been singing to Abby, and just two weeks ago, she got to actually go swimming!  I mean, as much as dipping a six-month old baby in a swimming pool counts as swimming.

Last summer, we had so much fun seeing our friends' daughter Daphne experience the pool for the first time.

Daphne loves the pool!
Abby is 13 months younger than Daphne, so she's almost the same age Daphne was at this time last year.  So, we were looking forward to Abby loving it just as much. Abby, on the other hand, was a little apprehensive.

Daphne, however, thinks it's even more fun this year.

She tried to give Abby a high-five for trying the pool, but seeing as how they are 19 months and 6 months old, respectively, it didn't quite pan out. "A" for effort, though.  Her heart was in the right place.

I wouldn't say Abby hated the pool, but she definitely wasn't the little water baby I was hoping for, like the one in this video:

Abby still needs to figure a few things how to move in the water, hold her breath, etc.  But not too bad for her first time in!

Maybe next year.  She did warm up after awhile, and even had some smiles by the end!

We hope to see Baby K in the pool by the end of the summer!