Last week, Miss Madeley completed her week of swim lessons! This was our seventh year in a row to visit Mrs. Sally’s house for a week of swim lessons. We started when this one was just two…
…look at baby Kensington!!!!! Those legs!!!!
And then, we added in the boy the following year…
Someone hand me a tissue. I mean…they were JUST THAT LITTLE! Like yesterday.
And through the years, we’ve continued to visit every May or June…
At this point, I’m going to need someone to come over and make my kids’ breakfast. I’m in the fetal position sobbing uncontrollably.
We added in Miss Ashby when she was three. Look at her sweet face!!!!
And then last year, the two big kids stopped (once they learn to swim, Sally teaches diving and other pool related things), and we added in this one…
…crazy hair, don’t care.
This year, though, it was Madeley and Madeley alone. Down to my last little swimmer at Mrs. Sally’s house…
…you know, the beauty of the first day of swim lessons is that you don’t know what’s about to happen 🙂 .
Madeley loves being in the pool. Madeley does not love someone else making her get her “eyes wet”.
When you think it’s only your friend who is getting dunked today.
And then, it’s your turn.
Mrs. Sally is SO AMAZING with kids!!
These two don’t have school on Mondays, so they were thrilled to watch…and not participate. #alreadyhadtheirturnwhentheywerelittle
Tuesday started with all smiles!
And then, she realized that dang it, Mrs. Sally was going to make her learn how to swim again.
Also, let’s talk about how Mrs. Sally DOES NOT AGE. She looks the exact same from seven years ago!
Day three…so much potential before we start…
…but lots of tears.
BUT SHE WAS GETTING IT!!! And that’s the point, right?!
Now, I was taking videos of her swimming and later that night, she wanted to watch. She kept watching them and then was like “Why I crying?” and I was like, “I don’t know! Stop and just have fun!”. And you know what? On day four, she told me to video her again because she wasn’t going to cry…
…and she didn’t!!! Ha! It’s like it finally clicked in her little head…and she had FUN!!
Finally, day FIVE…
She was even excited to go on day five 🙂 .
Off the diving board for Madeley!
And then she “graduated” with a medal and sucker. #soproud
Now, sometimes, after a week with Mrs. Sally, it “clicks” and my kiddos are instant fish and sometimes, not so much and they regress a bit. At home, we’ve been letting her try swimming to us without a flotation device, but then we also let her wear it because she likes to be able to jump off the side, float around like the big kids and such. So, we’ll see if this clicks and she stays a swimmer or if we just practice a bit and go back to Sally’s again next year. Either way? I’m super proud of my three year old!