Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Well, bowl me over!

This kid.  Kinlee Carene. Holy cow.  In June, she was introduced to the pool (as she didn’t remember her time in it last year, and they weren’t fond times, usually) and she threw a FIT, but I outlasted her and she quickly decided that it was fun that day.  She still has been hesitant, even when in her “floaty boat.”  But over the 5 or 6 visits to a pool here or there this summer, she has really come to enjoy kicking around. She has wanted to be out of her floaty boat more, and the last time or two she keeps saying, “Down please!” when I’m holding her in the water.  She is convinced that if we just let her go, so could do her own thing. 

Clearly, this is not the case, as we did allow her to learn very quickly at one point.  But today, on a spur of the moment pool day, we decided to try water wings on her.  I didn’t think it would work out, but once again, I completely underestimated this child.

She took to them IMMEDIATELY and absolutely loved the freedom!  She did drink some of the tasty saltwater in the pool, but she did amazingly well at balance and movement for her first time.
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I just couldn’t get over how well she did.  I stared and kept shaking my head.  She blows me away, this one.  Here’s a short clip of her in action.


  1. Cute! Glad you girls are able to get out and enjoy! Did B make it to school today?

  2. Looks like it's time for swimming lessons! What a girl!!

  3. So cute. I'm always amazed at what little kiddos can do in the water when given the chance. I've always had rather cautious kiddos that thought drowning was imminent. :) At the pool we've frequented this summer there was a little boy no more than 18 months old that would swim without any sort of floaty or assistance. It was totally amazing. All my kids would do at that age was flail. Ha! Have fun in the pool, you'll have a full-fledged swimmer before ya know it!

  4. craziness. But I saw it with my own eyes.

  5. Wow!! She's a natural in the water!!


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