Monday, June 30, 2014

First Swim Lesson

We had our very first parent/tot swim lesson on Saturday.  It was so much fun!  Ayden didn't take a very long morning nap before hand so we weren't too sure how he would do, but he did great!  Both of them did!

Hubby and I weren't really sure what to expect.  Neither one of us had ever been to the Aquatic Center before so we didn't know the layout.  We were prepared for him to take Ayden into the men's locker room and me take Rylee.  As it turns out, they have family dressing rooms that worked perfect and fit us all.  The family dressing rooms even have their own showers and toilets.  It will be so much easier when the babies can sit and stand though.  There was only a bench to put them on and we worried about them rolling off. One of us kept a hand on them the whole time.  It was a little challenging to get us all dried, changed, and dressed after the class, but we managed.  We didn't take their car seats in for them to sit in because we thought it would be too much to manage when we were all wet.  

Both Ayden and Rylee seemed to enjoy the water.  They didn't smile and giggle and have a heyday.  They just stayed relaxed and took it all in.  They never made a peep the entire time!  They just looked around and checked everything out.  Being in the water didn't phase them at all.

Once we got the babies loaded up in the car afterward, they fell asleep before we even made it out of the parking lot. Apparently, baby swim lessons are a lot of work!  They crashed and stayed asleep for the next 2 and a half hours!

We had so much fun and can't wait to go back again this next Saturday.  Hubby and I really enjoyed having an activity that we can do together as a family and something that's really good for the babies. 



  1. So cute!!! Love that family picture :).

    1. Thanks Aubrey! I actually kind of thought that Tony and I both look like goobers, but the babies are cute! lol

  2. I'm so glad you're getting out and about. It is a plus when you all can have a little fun! If nothing else, the bonus long nap made it all with it! ;)

  3. I remember as kids swimming would wear us out and make us hungry! lol Sounds like you found the perfect activity :)

  4. It's so great to have a family activity!! I bet the babies will like it more and more each time you go. I tried to go swimming with Paloma but she hated the cool water. Hopefully as she gets older she will tolerate it,..

  5. Disappointed this isn't about the charmer but do LOVE the picture of you all swimming!!! So glad that they enjoyed it and good for you getting it started!!! Love and hugs, Auntie

  6. Such an adorable picture. Little water babies! How fun!!

  7. They look so relaxed! I want to get to swim lessons soon. The girls love getting in the bath and splashing around now so I think they will like swimming.

  8. Izzy started last month with her swimming lessons that she likes them for the most part. They tire her out as well- she usually takes a ridiculous nap afterwards!