Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The One Armed Swimmer

So I snuck a video yesterday at swim lessons cause Grady was swimming one armed. And I am afraid he won't do it long enough to get it on video. It's so funny I had to tape it. He is doing so good! This program is pretty amazing. The girls will be doing it next year!!
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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

End of Week 3 **EDITED**

*I realized the same video was posted from week two so this is a new video from Week 3*

So Grady is doing so well! He is no longer whining while he floats. He is even kicking his arms and moving his arms. He told me the other day he wants to be on swim team like mommy. Week 4 will start next week cause the teacher is going out of town. Which works out well cause Grady has bronchitis. So we are all recovering from a few nights of no sleep. Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

End of week 2

So we are at the end of week 2 of swim lessons. Grady is doing well! So here is the video from Friday!

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Amazing Program!

So Grady started swim lessons last week. They are not your typical swim lessons at the public pool. These are really survival lessons. The program is called Infant Swimming Resources. http://www.infantswim.com/ It's pretty amazing to see the progress of Grady and the other kids around him. His first lesson he cried the whole time. Second lesson cried about half the time. Third lesson just cried before getting in and now he is asking to go to swim lessons and doesn't want to get out when they are over.

I must admit they are pretty expensive for a 10 mins per day for 5-6 weeks. But no amount of money can save your child in an aquatic accident. "Swim lessons teach your kid how to swim but knowing how to swim a few feet in the water is not necessarily going to save your child in an emergency situation. Your child's ability to survive an aquatic accident depends on her ability to orient themselves in the water and get a breath & keep breathing until she can be rescued or get out of the water. Most drownings or near-drowning incidents occur when a child is fully clothed." (from the Parent Resource book) Therefor by the end of the lessons Grady will be swimming fully clothed in both summer and winter clothes (oh and shoes).

I found out about this program through a friend who had her son in the class at 15 months. I highly recommend it to everyone. I will post a new video every week so you can see his progress. (We can only video tape on Fridays) But check out the site to find an instructor near you. Some other video to watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zesZi6rqGA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aseQsDBJS6c

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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Easter & Grady's b-day

Well since we were in Arizona for Easter we celebrated the following weekend with Mike's family. We also celebrated Grady's 3rd birthday. I made a ham dinner with my favorite cheesy potatoes and green beans. Grady had a great time playing with his cousin Riley & Micah. We had a little Easter egg hunt. Grady opened presents, we had dinner and then mini cakes for the kids and cheese cake with strawberries for the adults. So here are a few pictures.


Grady waiting to dye eggs

All done

Not sure what this look is about!

The kids with their Easter baskets

Catie and her Easter Basket

Grady on his new bike he got for his birthday
Grady playing catch with his older cousin Micah
Abigail playing with her feet
And trying to suck on her toes
And she's got them!