Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Swimming like a fish

Little Elvis accomplished a lot on our Mississippi trip. For one thing, he really developed a love for water.

He typically loves his bath, but didn't seem to enjoy himself the few times we took him to a pool. But on our first or second day in Tupelo we took him to my uncle's pool and he realized just how much fun splashing can be.

Maybe all of the swimming gear we had him loaded up with helped. My parents ordered hiim a little floaty suit that reminded me of a Superman costume because of the padding in the chest and back. When we put it on Little Elvis he looked more like a turtle though -- he's on the low end of the weight range for the outfit.

We didn't stop with the floaty outfit. My mom also got him a little hippo floating donut type thing that he can sit in while we pull him.

And she got him an SPF hat. (Gotta love those end of summer bargains!)

So after several minutes of outfitting, Little Elvis was ready to become a little fish.

At first he was a little skittish, but once he saw all the splashing he could do, he took to it... well, like a fish to water. (I couldn't help myself!)

One thing that kind of surprised us was his kicking. He splashed with his hands and simultaneously kicked with his feet. My aunt said it looked like he really was swimming.

He had a blast, and his swimming escapades have made him love his bathtime even more -- getting him out of the tub is a little more difficult though!


Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

so cute.
and that hippo thing looks awesome!

I swear, your child has the most perfect little baby head. weird compliment, I know...but true.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Look at both of you...So cute!

My son LOVED the water at that age. I'm so sad I didn't get to take him swimming this year because of the new baby.

10:48 PM  
Anonymous Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You said...

lol Zach loves splashing too, which can be a real problem when his bathtub is the kitchen sink. Getting him out is a real problem, too - he cries! LOL We didn't get to go swimming this year either, but we will hit the pool in whatever hotel we stay at on our next trip and I know he'll just love it.

8:51 AM  

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