Thursday, August 14, 2008

Swimming Lessons

First a few pictures from Saturday. Hannah has been into wanting to draw pictures and sale them. She wanted to do it when I had the garage sale with Jenny the week before. She drew a picture and asked me to make 80 copies so that she could sale them! Well, that didn't happen. Then on Saturday she and Halee starting drawing pictures. Then they started hauling this table downstairs. I asked what they were doing and they were going to set up the table outside to sale their pictures. They did it all themselves. Then Hannah asked if they could sale the chocolates from her school fundraiser that we still had. She made a sign and tapped it to the table. They asked several people who drove or walked by, but didn't sell a thing. Too bad, but nice try!

When it was time for dinner, they both wanted to help. Hannah likes to peel the potatoes. She set herself up on the floor.

I had Halee help with unloading the dishwasher.

For the last 2 weeks, we have been going to swimming lesson Monday thru Thursday mornings. Today was the last day of the session. I did sign up for next week also - just a one week session. The girls are doing so good, I didn't want to stop!

Last year Hannah was afraid to do anything in the water. This year (especially today) she spent a lot of time going under. It took her a while to warm up, but today was asking to do bobs! YEAH! She would swim and put her mouth in to blow bubbles. She's still no comfortable doing any swimming on her own, but we have made progress.

Halee is just a fish. The big skill that she learned this year was swimming on her back. She can dive in, and flip over and swim on her back all on her own.
She just loves to be under the water. Most times when her teacher was working with someone else, she would be going under. She liked to try and sit on the bottom - anything that is under the water! Here her teacher is working with the other student and Halee is just swimming around.


Sydni said...

Maybe Hannah will be an entrepreneur and Halee will be an Olympic swimmer! One never knows.

JeremyNSunny said...

LOL at Sydni's comment!! I'm highly impressed! Good job catching the moments of 'interest'! ;)

Jenny said...

Wow! you have been having some fun. Glad you called on your trip..enjoyed our conversation. Sorry I haven't been keeping up. Anyway, too bad about the job, but like you said, it just isn't the right time. The girls are just adorable in all their things they do. Halee and Gunner would get along great in the pool! I can't believe we're both married to "old" men now......Jeff was 40 in March. Anyway, glad you have so much fun! The photos are great and I wish I were there to go camping or whatever with you! HUGS