Today Leah and Bella started swimming lessons. From the time we mentioned the idea, they have been a little bit nervous about it, but also very excited. It scares them the thought of being in a swimming pool without a floating device, but the truth is that we don't want them to grow up to be like their mom. At least not in that aspect :) I arrived there a little early to make sure I had time to change them (since we had 14" of snow I had to dress them like Eskimos on top of their suimming suits) and to give them time to look at other lessons so they could see what it was like. When the time came, they did great and I couldn't be prouder. Had it been me, I would've been holding on to the teacher for dear life and screaming at the top of my lungs. Not them. They have always been terrified of getting their face under the water and 30 seconds into the lesson, they were both practicing that skill all by themselves. When the time came to leave they were non too happy. We bought a membership at Dimple Dell for a whole year to be able to go practice their swimming every Saturday and they don't stop talking about that. We went once already and they loved it, but this swimming without floaties was a whole new thing for them. They are busy little girls now, they have gymnastics on Mondays and Wednesdays and Swimming lessons on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. We have decided to get Bella into Challenger School for the year before she starts Kindergarten, so she will start going this Fall. (I am not looking forward to next Fall, but I sure am looking forward to Bella going to preeschool, she's so excited about it!) And Giada's wildest dreams will come true next year when she's finally going to join her sisters for gymnastics. It is so exciting to watch them grow and progress. Leah is a grown up in a little girl's body, but with a very sweet and tender heart. Bella has an unstopable imagination and is the best mom to all of her baby dolls. Giada is so sweet and happy and now that she's two, she's having a hard time with an internal dilemma: To make everybody happy or to do what she wants. Those are her two favorite things now, but she's found that they usually don't go together. I love my sweet little girls with all my heart and my life is a wonderful adventure thanks to them.
Here are some pictures of their first swimming lesson:
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