08/09/10 - Oodles of Noodles
If you don't know, those long foam tubes they use to help kids learn how to swim are called noodles. The kids and I were at the ClubWorx (gym) pool yesterday afternoon for several hours. They had fun swimming, splashing, jumping in, and playing with the noodles. Why you ask are they so much fun? Well, you put them all the way under the water, let the air out, and then do your best elephant impersonation blowing in one end and water out the other hopefully in your best friend's face:-)
In this picture, the kids (L-R Johnny, Madi, and Joey) are trying to be patient during the 10 minute lifeguard break waiting for the whistle to sound so they can go back in.
I also really loved this inflight shot of Joey:
I started out treading water in the 9' section and talking Joey and Madi into jumping in to me and then treading water/swimming back to the side. After they got their confidence up, I got the camera, and they were jumping in on their own. Madi even got up the confidence to run, jump in, and swim 15' to the other side. It was such a great mom and godmother moment. Video:
I hope you had as many smiles in your weekend as I had in mine:-)