We are SO thankful for cousins with an incredible pool in town! It has really helped us beat the heat this summer. It's fun to see the kids have so much fun in the water, too--Oliver is slowly gaining confidence, and it's all we can do to keep Lily in a life jacket! Gotta keep our eyes on that girl!
Lily's favorite thing is to J-U-M-P into the pool and "go underwater". (She gets upset if she DOESN'T go under.) It's hilarious how she jumps a HUGE jump and jams her feet out to get more distance. She's now started adding a spin so that she enters the water backwards or partially laying down. She calls it a 'belly flop'.
(*Oh, and YES she's wearing her swimsuit backwards. She dressed herself and refused to turn it around.)
Oliver is getting really good at going underwater and 'swimming'. He still really keeps to the shallow end where he can hold on...but is SO much better in the water than he was last year!
And here's a video of Lily jumping off the diving board. She'd jump, then swim (in her life jacket) to the ladder and get out. Wow, that girl is fearless!
'Twas the Dream Before Christmas
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