Friday, February 27, 2009

Swimming with Sadie

Sadie went swimming in the big tub tonight after taking her bath in her little tub.  After a day of bravely exploring (she went down a very tall twisty slide, sat on a tire swing, swung on a baby swing and rode on a bouncy motorcycle and a bouncy elephant) she decided that she was ready to try even more new things.  Tonight that meant trying to convince Mommy that she was big enough to go under water.  

I tried to explain that she wasn't big enough to put her face in the water, but she squirmed and flailed and did her best to flip onto her stomach to go under water.  I held her so that she was on her stomach with her shoulders and head out of the water and let her float with her legs out behind her so that she could paddle her little arms like she was swimming.  And then she leaned forward and tried to drink the water.  From trying to drink the water she quickly progressed to taking big breaths and then plunging her mouth and nose under water.  While she was a little bit shocked the first time she tried this, she didn't cry and took a big gasp before trying it again.  I think she's going to be a little water bug by summer!

Speaking of summer, it's official!  We are going to Plymouth from July 1st-7th.  Sadie is so excited to see Gramma and Grampa and meet all her cousins and aunts and uncles!  

Today was a big day!

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