Sunday, July 28, 2013

Mrs. Katie's Swim Class

So this summer we started private swim lessons with Mrs. Katie...special thanks to my homie K.Riemer for finding an amazing teacher and getting us in on this package deal. I'm continually amazed how fast/much kids can learn in a short amount of time. Start date was June 5th and lessons proved difficult for both Reegan and Fletcher at first...much screaming was involved. I'm talking running to the gate and top of the lungs yelling...were seriously worried about a concerned neighbor taking action. LOL! We kept at it and now Reegan is a little swimmer and Fletcher is getting there {he "graduated" from class early but we will be at it again full force next summer.} 

In the beginning Reegan didn't like to have water in her ears, wouldn't go under water and hated water in her eyes. Now it's hard to get her out of the water between swim lessons and pool time/play dates with her besties. Fletcher is still working on his kicking skills but does well with holding his breath under water and can monkey walking on the wall with the best of them. These lessons are so important to us with so many incidents in Arizona with kids and pools we don't consider them a luxury but a necessity. We all know things can happen fast so Ryan and I felt like that it was just something we had to do to protect our little ones at this age. This motived us to keep full steam ahead regardless of the push back they gave us in the beginning...I remembering being at the Riemers bedroom window peeking out at them and thinking sometimes parenting is tough...knowing your baby isn't happy and calling out to you but that this is the best thing for them/for their own good and leaving them in capable hands. 

So blessed to have Mrs. Katie give one very critical lesson to the Harding babies. Also huge thank you to Grandma Janet for contributing to the swim lessons for the kids. Just look at them...our real life Bubble Guppies! 

here are a few of the many playdate/pool time fun we have over at La Casa de Reimer this summer with many more to come.

Couldn't resist adding the last one! Go ahead and make you cracks. Haha! Pun are you loving Fletcher's plumbers crack/mullet combo. It's amazingness I know. His daddy is proud. LOL!

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