Friday, July 29, 2011

Swimming Lessons

As summer was approaching I was super excited to get Eli in the pool this year.  The last few years he has been "swimming" in my parents, and the gym pool and loved being in the water, but I was ready to start some lessons and hoping that he would love those too!  I feel like he is a little fish at heart and hoped that instructed lessons wouldn't change his mind, but increase his love for the water.  We signed him up for lessons for 2 weeks at the beginning of June, right before it starting getting super hot this summer.  I picked a recreation center close to our house, that had an indoor pool, and it was perfect!  Here is my big boy on his 1st day of lessons...
I had several days off in the middle of the 2 wks, so it worked out well that I could attend most of his lessons with him!  Here we are, right before we got into the pool for the first time...I think I was just as excited as he was!
Eli was very excited to get into the pool every day that we had a lesson, and I had a lot of fun too!  I think that he was one of the oldest kids in his class, so he was a little more adapt to the water.  He learned so much in those 2 short weeks, and he have been practicing all summer long!  Yeah for swimming!!!
Here is E showing off his "swimming muscles"
Swimming with Gi Gi

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Mother's Day Celebration

This year for Mother's Day we celebrated all weekend, it was very low key, but a lot of fun!  Last year I had to work this special weekend, so I was very glad I was off this one!  Saturday was very chill...Eli was with Ryan at his parents house for most of the day, so I took my mom and dad to a movie, ate some lunch at La Madeline and did some shopping.  My boys came home just in time to go to Scotty P's for dinner with the family and catch some frozen yogurt afterwards. 
Sunday after church and nap times, we took Eli to walk around Firewheel Mall and play some.  Ryan also took me to eat some sushi (they stuff I could eat being prego-my favorite!).  They weekend was so much fun, and very relaxing...I didn't get any pics of my mother's day gifts, but Ryan and Eli did so good...I got a new camera strap that is soooo cute.  It is an Abie Strap.  I was very impressed that Ryan picked out such a cute one!  Ryan also took me to get a new iPhone phone was on the down slopes, but I told him that it wasn't that big of a deal.  He insisted that I get a new one for my special day, and I do love it!  Thanks so much babe for making my day so wonderful, and I am so glad that I have my little man here to give me a reason to celebrate!  I love you to the moon and back Eli!