Wednesday, May 23, 2012

No More Cheats

"Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start
Just because we use cheats doesn't mean we're not smart" - The Moldy Peaches

The last few weeks have been a time of pure excitement and innocent joy for our girls.  They have been learning how to swim without arm floaties.  Almost every day when I get home from work they BEG to go out and try swimming more "all by themselves"... which really means with Yvonne or me helping them, just not floats on their arms helping them.

It has been a totally fun experience to see how excited and proud they are of every little success.  I smile just thinking about it right now.

Anyway, here are a couple videos and pics of the girls in action.  You may notice Talon still has his arm floaties on.  He was eager and excited to learn without them.... but he sinks like a rock.  He keeps wanting to try, and every time it ends with a gurgling, coughing, sputtering Talon being dragged up from the bottom of the pool.  Funny thing, he thinks he's getting better.  Anyway, he needs a bit more practice.

This video was taken the first day they tried... after only 5 or 10 minutes of attempts.




Here are a few more videos their newly developed skills:

1 comment:

  1. THat last one was hilarious!!! Laughing out loud... send more PLEASE. Miss you guys.