Last week, my two littles completed their week of swim lessons. We have been taking lessons from the same sweet lady for six years in a row now. This was the first time that my two big kids didn’t take lessons and instead, the two littles did. I had no idea what to expect on day one…but let me tell you, I was pleasantly surprised! Before we get to that, here’s a little look back at our time with Mrs. Sally…
Oh sweet Kensington. She never wanted to be more than three feet away from me. Ever. Still doesn’t 😉 . Here’s one more from 2011 just for grins…
…that kid. She was 2.5 here.
And then in 2012, Smith joined in on the lessons! They get medals and a prize on their last day.
Woohoo! All smiles in 2013! We talk about Mrs. Sally all year long. Even though, we only see her once a week every year, she’s always a part of our family’s conversation.
This is the only picture I have from swim lessons 2014. We’re sitting in the car together before we went to Sally’s backyard. We had swim lessons that year Monday through Thursday and then moved on Friday…so, needless to say, I’m pretty sure I was too stressed/overwhelmed/preoccupied to take pics 😉 .
In 2015, we added a new face to our lessons! Miss Ashby had only been home about four months, but she was ready to go!
And then in 2016, she was the star of the show :).
So, this year, we had our lessons every day after school. I would pick up the big kids at 3:00 and we would head on over to see Mrs. Sally. The bigs loved being able to watch! This was Ashby’s third year and Madeley’s first, so I was apprehensive about how she would do…but she did FANTASTIC!!!
Madeley’s hair is my favorite thing about this picture 😉 . We were headed out the door to get the big kids from school and go straight to swim lessons!
When we arrived, Madeley needed a little pep talk from her big brother and sister.
And a hug.
I just love these four kiddos so much!!
So, day one was a hit! Madeley never once cried. She let Mrs. Sally do her thing, and we were both impressed!
Watching the little girls swim with my big girl.
She would head out and swim a little to Mrs. Sally…
…and then swim back.
Did you see me swim, mom?
Ashby was jumping off the diving board and swimming all the way across the pool by the end of the week and sweet little Madeley was doing great too (even jumping off the side!)…so, we considered it a success! Another year of swim lessons at Mrs. Sally’s down!