Back in January, we instituted Family Fridays. Mini Me and I usually bake something yummy during the day, then we make homemade pizza for dinner and we play games, watch a movie, or something like that all together as a family. It has been lots of fun and a great way for us to all reconnect after a hectic week.
Sweet Pea usually doesn't get to partake in Family Fridays because she is generally asleep not long after dinner at this point. Except for last night.
We joined a gym here and they have an awesome indoor family pool. (They also have an awesome outdoor pool, but it's not open yet.) The only downside is that you have to be 48" tall to go on the water slide, and while Mini Me is tall, she's not there yet. So, that drives her nuts.
Anyway, I've already written about how Mini Me loves the water. But, what we were thrilled to find out is that Sweet Pea loves the water just as much. She looked around tentatively at first and wasn't sure what to make of all the noise and chaos. I took her over to the fountains and let her touch the water. She was hooked. She crawled, she splashed, she floated. She had a great time. She didn't mind when the other kids splashed water in her face. She loved to bounce, to kick. Pure joy. For her first time in a pool, she did great. Even some of the other moms commented on how they couldn't believe comfortable she seemed in the pool.
It was an awesome family night, and an activity I am sure we will participate in again in the coming weeks/months. I am sad to say I didn't bring my camera, but I'll try to remember for next time. And, I guess I'll now have 2 kids in swim lessons.