Monday, June 30, 2008

Swimming Lessons

So Riley started swimming lessons last Tuesday and HATED it. Would cry and cry the whole 30mins. Ok no she isnt new to the water and no she doesn't hate swimming she actually loves it. Being told what to do in the water, however, is another thing. All she is being told to do is to put her face into that water, and when she does she just screams. So we just finished the first week and I actually got a smile in a couple of these pictures we took on Thursday. Robert said that on Friday she was actually swimming back to the wall. I was shocked! Was this the same girl I had taken to the pool on Tuesday only to have scratch marks all over my arms and neck because she was afraid I would let go of her; or the girl on Wednesday that cried so much after having to go under the water all the way that she ended up throwing up on the side of the pool? Thank you Bleach! Wow how much the difference a day can make.

Note from the husband: Please don't look at the pasty white man in the pictures. The purpose of the photos is to see Riley, not to be blinded by her fathers white body.


Amber said...

Ha! Go Riley!! Taryn just learned to swim last summer. Crazy that I never got around to it until she was almost 6!

Nikki said...

You go girl, the first one is always the toughest wait until next time when they get scared again and you have to re-introduce everything.

Kermit Crew said...

Go Riley girl! And Robert...just remember there is another white and pastey man here in Arizona that shall remain nameless, but who you like to hang out with and play nintendo games together with! He's not the tan thing he used to be either! :) Good for you that you are helping Riley learn to swim! Yee Haw!