Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Learning to Swim
What a difference a few months make. When we were last on the beach in July, Gioia was very apprehensive of going into the pool. She would cling to you in terror, like a little monkey, as you entered the water. On this trip, however, she begged, pleaded, and cajoled us to drop her in the water.
This past weekend, she made progress in three main areas: putting her mouth in the water and blowing bubbles (well, attempting to, as you can see in the picture below); jumping from the steps or the side of the pool into a parent's arms; and lying on her stomach and kick, kick, kicking in the water. In the previous picture, she is jumping off of a step into her father's embrace. Pretty brave for a 16 month old.
Not bad progress, I would say. Pool. Pool. POOOOOOOOOL.