Today was my turn in the pool with Max. We have come a long way, baby. Instead of crying and screaming for the entire 30 min class; Max only had one whinning spell today. No screaming and no tears!! It was great. He did really good. As you can witness inthe video, he swam to the wall while coming up for air and then climbed out like Spiderman. Later today he got to get a game at the store for doing such a good job. Ahh Briberly is Great! Right now Unk Jon and Max are playing the Hungry Hungry Hippos that he got. I forgot just how loud that game is! He is letting Unk Jon be the pink Hippo. Isn't that nice? Tune in next week to see if we make it for a whole 30 min class without any fits!!
As I was viewing my new posts to the blog I realized that my wonderful hubby has changed our music. I think he did a great job. With the cold weather of January, we have been dreaming of the beach this week. So, Jay put some of our beach music on the blog. I actually think I feel the sand between my toes as I blog this morning. Only 6 months from now and I will be blogging on the balcony watching the waves roll in!!!
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Each year for Christmas, Jay and I give each of the Kelley Kids a Circus ticket for the show in January. Last night was our exciting trip out to the circus. We all had lots of fun. We met for pizza before the show and then arrived one hour early to meet all the acts at the preshow. Finally at 7pm it was time for it to begin. Again this year we were each amazed at the production. I can't wait until next year!
January 24, 2009
This morning was Max's third day of swimming lessons. Each week gets a little better. Today he did not cry for the entire class like in the previous weeks. He only cried momentarly at different parts. He wore his 'warm belly' wet suit for the first time today. I think it really helped him keep warm. Here's a video of him swimming underwater to the wall.
Yes, this entry is titled 'The Snow'. Don't make fun. For those of us around here, this is our winter snow. Some years we are lucky enough to get a couple inches, but this is the most we have gotten so far this year. Max had lots of fun playing it the dusting of snow.
Today was my turn to get in the pool for swimming lessons. BRRR, COLD! Max is doing better each week, but he cries the whole class. It is kind of pitiful. He follows all the teachers instructions through his tears. He continues to go under, jump in, and float just like he is asked to do, but with lots of tears. It is hard as a mom to keep making him do it. I figure this is the first of many moments like that as a parent. I love my little guy!
The "triplets" under my tree this year!! Josh, Jon, and Max
This morning we conquered another first for Mr. Max. Today was his first day of swimming lessons. Whoa! I think it was shocking for him. Shocking cold water . . . shocking going under . . . shocking that Daddy couldn't hold on to him . . . . shocking that he had to jump in-go under-swim to Daddy (not just jump and be caught) . . . The list could go on, but he was excited (after some tears) and says he is ready to go back next week. He did good once he kind of understood what was going on. (Sorry for the grain-y, blurr-y pictures. I was behind a glass wall and didn't have my good camera with lots of zoom. We will be in lessons all spring, so I should have lots of chances for better pics.)
Today on the way home from church we were chatting with Max about the police car we had passed. Max then announced "Daddy, I got a booger on my finger." Jay asked Max if he needed a kleenex. Max said "No, Daddy, I put it back in my nose." As Jay and I were trying to hide our giggling faces he then asked, "Daddy, you happy for me? (pause) I put my booger back in my nose. That make you happy, Daddy?" As we were laughing our heads off (on the inside, you know, can't let a 2 year see humor in that, or he will repeat it to everyone her meets) He continued asking, "Daddy, that make you happy? " TOOO FUNNNY!!
January 1 & 2, 2009
Happy New Year's!! We spent our New Year's with our culdesac friends at a Pajama Party. All the adults and kidos wore their pj's and hung out playing games. We enjoyed eating a huge breakfast for dinner meal with lots of eggs, biscuits, bacon, potatoes, and other fabulous goodies. Following 2008's expiration we began 'Dance Dance Revolution' contests. January 1 and 2 evenings were spent dancing the night away in our bonus room with our culdesac-ers. Adults and kidos competed the night away to make it into the winners bracket of the competition. Cody was our champ both nights!! Go Cody!!