Friday, August 6, 2010


Instead of signing all 6 littles up for "group" swimming lessons which would leave me sitting by the pool ALL DAY, they took private lessons this year at a nearby pool. Nearby when you are in the sticks is 30 minutes give or take. Each of the 6 littles had their OWN instructor-so NICE!

We are blessed to have such a cool pool near us with a zero entry AND the infamous TURTLE SLIDE. SO HELPFUL to moms of a tribe of littles. We make a weekly trip here to swim as a family.

WE ALL (Captain included) LOVE WATER! Whether it is a pool or the ocean. We feel swimming is a very important skill for the kids to learn.

Here they all are in the water with their instructors.

All 6 learned new skills!

They learned how to jump in.


Put their faces under the water..


The staff was SO SWEET with the kids, even the young guys!

Here are the girls with their instructors

And the boys-WyWy is missing in this one because he just belly flopped off the high dive and had a sore tummy!

At the end of the week we are proud to announce, we now have
4 level 2 swimmers
1 level 4 swimmer
1 level 6 swimmer

ALL 6 went off the diving board also-2 even made it off the high dive!

It is A TON of work to take the kids to the pool with sunscreen, snacks, a nursing baby-blah blah...

I am trying to sucker The Captain into getting a pool one day SOON.

Until then, we will be packing up the TRIBE & heading East to the public pool.

I REALLY think we would get a lot of use out of it.

If you have a pool, do you feel get your $$$worth out of it??


Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Jenn, I can't even imagine NOT having a pool with this many children. We use it every single day until it is too cold and we have to close it up. The children swim from May to October. They LOVE IT! If we would open it in APRIL they would be swimming then too. Yes, we definitely get our $$'s worth! :-)

I love watching them swim - being able to easily take them potty and not stressing over who is watching our children while I'm watching ones who are not swimming. can't even imagine.

Praying for you and wanted to see if you would like an update to your blog on me.

Love and hugs,

jodilee0123 said...

I am not a water person so I would not want a pool BUT my sister has one and when we visit them we are always swimming in it. She has only 3 kids and the pool is CONSTANTLY used! I think your family would most definitely benefit from having one. You might need to hire your own lifeguard though! ;0) Or a cook to make all your food since you will always be in the pool! haha! My kids love the water and we have a pool within walking distance but it is hardly ever open.

John Deere Mom said...

It is so awesome they each had their own instructor! Great pics too. No pool here, but we frequent Grandma and Grandpa's pool at least once a week. :)

Cheryl said...

We LOVE our pool...we opened it in late April, but the water was still too cold, so the kids didn't actually start swimming till mid-May...but we'll be swimming till the weather's too cold. We definitely got our money's worth this summer! Last summer we didn't get it cleaned...and to make a long story short, it didn't get swam in at all last was gross...we even had tadpoles...LOL...they're somewhat high maintenance, but I feel it's worth it in the end.