Friday, October 31, 2014

on saturdays, we swim...

Normally this would be Dad's job, I know - but while he is away it falls to me to hop into a pool early in the morning and spend half an hour wrangling an overly confident child...

How I found her after my shower this morning, bless! I am completely unsurprised that she said "book" yesterday - my little bookworm.

Little girl adores the water! Dives under, swims on her tummy. Floating on her back? Not so much - the echoes of her screams still ring in my ears 😂

Perfectly acceptable post-pool treat!

Speaking of the man himself, V arrives him today, after a 16-day stint out West. I cannot wait to see him! We have both missed him very much

The tiny one is currently napping, and I am lying under the aircon with a giant mineral water, quietly dying - scared of how December is going to feel!

How is the weekend treating you? Are you all staying cool? Did your little one love swimming lessons or loathe them?


  1. I can't wait until I can take my baby to swimming lessons. The baby is due next April so I think it will be ready for lessons around November - perfect timing as it starts to heat up. I am a total water baby myself so I hope the baby shares my love for the water! I also think it's a really important skill to learn in Australia. I didn't learn to swim through school as our instructors at the school swimming program were terrible, so mainly learned off my uncle in Summer holidays and improved myself as a teen and adult.

  2. You make me want my own tiny human Cate!
    Evie reading on her own is too cute.

    I never properly learned how to swim as a kid, and have entertained the idea of getting adult lessons now. Like Kim said, it's such an important skill in Australia and I hate that I am slightly hydrophobic.

    I don't know how you and V do it - spending so long away from each other!


  3. I have to confess to slothness and not signing the boys up to swimming until they were old enough to go in by themselves. But after 2 years, one is crying all the time .. suddenly he decides he won't go under water. And they still cannot swim. So we stopped everything. I wonder if they will ever be able to swim!

  4. Awww "book". LOVE that pic. Especially that it's upside-down!