Thursday, August 13, 2009

A Waterful Weekend

This past weekend I took holidays so we could have a weekend together as a family. It was really nice to be home all together and to enjoy some family time. I had taken a weekend off a couple of weekends before and the weather did not cooperate. This weekend's forecast looked to be bleak as well with rain on both days. Saturday was a complete wash out and Sunday turned out to be a very hot day, but we definitely made the most of our time together.
My original plan had been to go to the outdoor aquatic center one day and to the beach the next day. Saturday we went to a Gymboree class in the morning and then in the afternoon we headed to the indoor aquatic center instead. Lyla had a complete blast. She is definitely a 'waters' baby. Here are some pictures of her swimming at the pool.
The first steps in the water. Smiling all the way.. As soon as we walked in the door she was so excited. When we left the house Lyla had no idea what we were up to. We told her we were going to the pool, but to her that is the back yard pool, and she cried when we went to get in the car. This pool definitely made up for any sadness about missing the backyard pool.

Lyla had no fear. She just wanted to walk into the pool and didn't fear anything. She would kick her legs when we told her to. She loved the water falling from the water sprinklers. She definitely had a great time.
The next morning the humidity was building and it was already in the 80s by 11 am in the morning so we decided to head to a local inland lake where there is a beach. This again would be a first for Lyla. So we were excited to do this together as a family.

Here is our little girl in her swim suit cover up walking on the beach for the first time. She has been to the sand box at the school but never at the beach. She was a little unsure of what to think of the hot sand on her feet.

It didn't take long for her to head straight to the water for a dip. At first she just sat in the shallow water and inspected her surroundings.

Soon she was laughing and..

clapping and..
pointing and talking about other children around her.

We took her out a bit deeper and bobbed her up and down and let her bounce in the water. We didn't get any pictures of this.. just memories of her belly laughs. She loved it.
It wasn't long before we headed in for a quick picnic of mostly cheese..

Then our little girl enjoyed playing in the mucky sand.

Don't worry we went for another swim after playing in the sand.
All, in all we had a great weekend together. One that will leave memories with us. Lyla is a great girl and we is a huge fan of the water so we were glad we were able to introduce her to some new water experiences this past weekend.

1 comment:

love life said...

aww so cute!! You guys must of had lots of fun.

Love cuz Emily