Greyson went swimming for the first time on Sunday – yay! We took him to my mom’s (she lives in a beautiful condo complex) and he had a blast! We put him down for his morning nap around 9 and planned to go to my mom’s right after he woke up. Just like every baby out there, if he is tired, he is CRANKY, so we didn’t want to take any chances.
Of course, this is the day he decided to take a two hour nap. That would have been wonderful; however, the forecast was looking grim as it was supposed to thunderstorm on and off all day. It had been beautiful right up until the time when Greyson finally decided that he was going to wake up. Then, the clouds stared rolling in and the wind started picking up. We packed our bazillion bags and hopped in the car, just as it started to POUR. I’m talking sheets of rain.
As we were driving, I texted my mom, who lives 20 minutes away, and asked her what the weather was like. She said that it was clearing up and the sun was beginning to come out – yes! Once we got to the pool, there was no one there because of the downpour. Success! We got Greyson’s infant floatie ready and realized we forgot his sunhat. Considering I remembered to pack half of his closet, I’d say that’s pretty good!
I held him as we walked down the steps and into the water. He was so cute as he looked down at the water and his toes got wet. Greyson loves bath time, so we were assuming he would love to swim, too. At first, he was a little confused, but once he was in his infant floatie and the sun canopy was overhead, he was as happy as a clam!
I bought a little life jacket for him to try as well. The label said that it fit children ages 2 – 3 years. Greyson just turned 10 months old…. and it fit him like a glove. He enjoyed bopping around in the water (with one of us holding him) and kicking his legs. I’d say his first time swimming was a success! Now I’m just looking for more fun summer things to do with this little one! What are some suggestions we could try?