I worked this summer coordinating the swim lesson program at the pool and it has been great! I really love the job and the people I get to see every day (parents, kids AND the great people I work with). One great aspect of the job, which made it a possibility for me in the first place was that I could take the kids with me. At times it was a lot to juggle, but I work with some outstanding friends who helped me with the kids when I needed it. As a result of most of our days spent at the pool, Evi is a fantastic swimmer now! Really, I mean it. She goes in the 9 feet and has no problem. WHAT? Yahoo for my water baby!! She still won't really let me teach her anything, but fortunately she listened to her instructors in the lessons, at least some of the time! At the staff end of summer party/cardboard boat race, she shocked many people by showing up in the middle of the pool (where it was about 5 feet deep). One of the lifeguards actually dove in to help her, then got there and realized she didn't need any help. It made me so happy to see my baby out there swimming. I would love to see her actually do the proper strokes, but, hey, she's only 4. The rest will come! Jamie loves the pool too, but didn't get quite as many opportunities to swim as her older sister did. But she seemed quite fearless on many occasions by squirming out of my arms in the pool to submerge herself. She is comfortable in the water, and that's what I like.
|Miss Independent x2|
So it's been a busy and hot summer, but I loved it. I can't believe that schools start tomorrow and summer is ending. I miss my days in Hawaii, and crave the chance to move back there or to New Zealand (a remote possibility). Aaahhhhh. Likely that neither will happen, so we'll keep on keeping on. One thing is for sure--wherever I am, I adore my two girls and have loved playing with them all summer! Winter: please stay away as long as possible. I would love an unseasonably warm fall and winter!
I don't seem to have luck with pictures and blogging. It's not letting me open the upload link right now, so no more pictures for this post. At least I made a new Header :).