Monday, June 21, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Neither of the boys are ready to move on to the next level of classes but Reid is just about there - I think he'll be there by the end of summer. He just needs to get a bit more confident on his back and work some on the basic crawl stroke (his still looks a bit like a doggy paddle). Ryan just needs a bit more time and practice in the water but he's having fun.
Reid's comments from his teachers said "He loves swimming but isn't strong enough on his back or stroke to move on yet. He's almost there! I think you should reenroll him in Goldfish 2."
Ryan's comments from his teachers said "Ryan is always ready to try anything but he needs more practice to swim on his own and should take Guppies 2 one more time."
Here are some pictures from their lesson:
Reid had just pushed off from the wall and glided on his back.
Ryan backfloating with the teacher - he's actually pretty comfortable on his back and stayed pretty good for quite a while.
Reid just getting back to the wall from swimming. He won't do any type of swimming without his goggles.
At the end of class both of the groups got to jump in several times to their teacher. Ryan loved this part. Here is where he was telling me that he was going to jump higher than me. Reid jumped in as well but I didn't get a good picture of him doing that as he always had his back to me or was blocked by the diving board.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I was sneaky and snuck a couple of pictures of Ryan. He had a very rough day yesterday so these pictures were actually after an early evening hour and a half nap. He was in a much better mood and still went to bed just fine. He has REALLY grown in the last couple of months - I'd guess at least an inch or two. He has thinned out and has a pretty decent tan already... such a cute little booger!
Monday, June 14, 2010
So, I bought a new gadget this weekend. I'd seen them before but never tried it with the other two boys. My mom used it at her house for Tucker and thought it was pretty neat. It's a self feeder for babies. You can put fruit, veggies, meat etc into this mesh bag and then they can suck on it and eat it without choking.
We tried Ross' out on Sunday with nectarine. He liked it a lot!! He sucked on it for quite a while but then got mad about something. I changed out the nectarine with some new fresh nectarine and he didn't want it back. I took that out and put in some banana and he was still mad. He was using both hands to push it away from himself. I'm not sure what made him mad but I put it up and figured we'll try it again in a couple of days.
Ryan had never had nectarine before but he finished the rest of the nectarine off and really liked it. Reid tried a very small piece but said that he didn't like it.
Mom still had a kid at her daycare so we went inside to let Tucker and Ross play together. Tucker is almost one year old and HALF the size of Ross. He acted very afraid of Ross... I think he was afraid he might eat him.