Monday, July 5, 2010

first time in the pool

Jonah's never even been submerged in a bath tub, so I did NOT have high hopes for his first time in the swimming pool.

First came the ridiculously thick layer of sunscreen.

He was not feeling it.



"Hmmm... I'm not so sure about this."



First touch...


"Hey, this is alright."


"This is AWESOME!"
All in...
"DADDY! This is the greatest!!!"

Learning to splash...

Floating...



Swimming...
I'd say it was a success. Today he was a little more skeptical because the water was colder, but once he got used to it, he enjoyed it. We only get to stay in about 20 minutes, and then it's directly upstairs for bath and dressing change. It's worth it though. He LOVES it.

39 comments:

Bolen Family said...

And I think putting sunscreen on my kids is a big ordeal :) You three inspire me and my hubby all the time....your post brought tears to my eyes, so happy Jonah is able to enjoy this special summer time activity.
Praying for you guys in Oregon!!!xoxo, A

Sarah T. said...

So awesome! You're all incredibly adorable. Big hug!

Nutty Mom said...

I bet he loves the cold water seeping in against his skin! Those pics are awesome!

jenlar3 said...

Yeah for Jonah swimming!!! Glad you all got to enjoy a fun family time in the water!!!

Just Diane said...

How awesome is that??? Great pictures. I am so glad you guys are having such a good time.

brightleigh said...

Awesome! So glad you are having fun!

flynnfamily said...

Looks like a great time! I am so happy that your family gets to enjoy a little vacation!

Shana said...

Awesome! I am so glad he loved it! Hope y'all are having a wonderful time =0)

CastingCares said...

I'm so glad you are having fun. Jonah is adorable.

Jarka said...

I LOVE the photos!!! :) he really looks like he´s having fun!
sooooo cute! :)

Mandi @ It'scome2this said...

YAY! So glad he's enjoying it! I hope you all have a wonderful vacation ... definitely deserved!

Lindsey Sowers said...

Ummm...what kid knows how to float and kick their legs the first time in a pool. Mason is still working on this. Micheal Phelps look out, Jonah's coming after you.

Linda said...

Hi Patrice:
So so glad that Jonah loved the pool. He looks like he had a great time. Have a wonderful vacation, you guys sure do deserve it. Take care. Love Leah's Nana

Heather from Ontario Canada said...

Awwwww too cute. Way to go Jonah!!!!

Whitney said...

He is so adorable! You guys are awesome and inspiring. Have a great vacation!

Emelie said...

Fantastic!!!!!! Have a wonderful week. Big hug!

Courtney Roth said...

AHHHH... yay!! How awesome is that?? Yes, I agree... it would be totally worth it, if he loved it! Those pictures are the cutest! Go Jonah! (Tripp is jealous!)
We love you guys! Hope you are having a GREAT, relaxing, and MUCH DESEREVED vacation :)
hugs... Courtney

Ani said...

Both my little ones LOVED the water - its such fun to see them splash about...
Loved the pics of Jonah enjoying the pool - and you and Matt look like you are loving it too!

Gail said...

The pictures are great...and Jonah loving the pool, even greater! Wonderful memories of your family vacation. Praying for more fun times, and thank you for sharing.

cassie said...

In the words of Dori from finding Nemo, "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming, swimmming!!!!!!!!" Go Jonah!!!!!!

the-mommy-person said...

Oh, how awesome! Great pics! I'm glad he loves it. Have the best, most relaxing time!

Wanda Wilkinson said...

Enjoy yourselves. Looks like everyone is having a GREAT time. Way to go Jonah...he is a natural.

Have a wonderful time.

Love ya

California Dreamin said...

Your little guy is growing so much!! Love that Jonah loves the pool. Blessings on your wonderful family that brings ME joy whenever I view your fun pictures.

PS loved the picture with JOnah and the DP can. He has good taste!

Chris and Corie said...

(*first time commenter, long time reader*)
So precious! Pools are the best! I'm glad Noah agrees!

I saw this sale on Aquaphor and thought of you. I can't remember if your insurance pays for it, or if you do out of pocket, but apparently there's an amazon sale going on right now.

http://www.babycheapskate.com/2010/07/05/aquaphor-more-than-30-off-free-shipping/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2Faxic+%28Baby+Cheapskate%29

Beth said...

You guys all look so happy!! Go Jonah!!!

Sewconsult said...

That's absolutely wonderful! I am so glad to see, not only his smiles, but the joy on your faces. Such a great experience for the whole family.
Beckie

Precious 3 said...

What an awesome first! I'm am glad you were all able to enjoy it :)

The Oxford Family said...

He looks like he loves it! so great! I would think the sunburn would sting a little?? He is such a tough guy!

Kirsten: said...

Aww, so glad Jonah enjoyed the pool!!! He is too cute!!!

Leah W said...

seeing him in the pool made my heart smile. i check on you guys every day and hardly ever comment. you have a very special son and you are doing an amazing job raising him.

Sandy said...

Yeah for Jonah!!!

Bella's Blessings said...

Oh my gosh those pictures are so incredibly adorable. What a precious moment! The play by play captions are HYSTERICAL. LOVE IT! Nice to see so much JOY in all your faces; it genuinely brings a smile to my face and warmth to my heart. Thank you for sharing your joy with us.

Alisha said...

Well this just warms my heart! Perfect note to end on before heading to bed. So glad he had such a great time!

Kelsey said...

That is awesome that he loved it! Yeah for Jonah! (and his mommy and daddy too!)

as written by Barbara said...

YAHOOOO... WOWEE !!! GOIN' FOR THE GOLD!!!

This is an amazing first! Praise God! Thanks for sharing.
Continue to have a marvelous week.

Barbara Lyman :-)
Marysville, WA

Ellen said...

YAY!! Glad Jonah loved the water. Its probably a great way for him to be out in the heat, yet keep cool! Love the pics! What a handsome boy!

teacheroftwos said...

Just a question about sunscreen for Jonah: Can you use the spray kind on him or does he have a special type that you have to use?

Libby said...

Hooray! I'm so glad Jonah can enjoy summer fun in the pool!

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

These pictures would bring a smile to anyone's face!