Friday, June 17, 2011

Swimming Lessons - Week 1


Last night Maddy was recounting the week and what a hard week it's been!

First, swimming lessons started. Normally, she loves going to the pool and has never minded swimming lessons before. However, after some really hot days the prior week, Monday dawned very cool -- like 65 to 70 degrees at swim lesson time . . . at an outdoor pool that is not heated. They say it's heated, but if it is, it's not heated very much. Each day has been a little warmer, but with lessons in the morning, it's been a bit on the chilly side. Plus, one day the lessons were cancelled due to rain and a make-up lesson is scheduled for Saturday. That totally bummed her out -- she's not supposed to have swimming lessons on a Saturday!!

Second, a little baby bird that's been hanging around the house has disappeared! Pray that the neighborhood cats have not done him in! We think the bird was just learning to fly. After it sat on our porch for hours, we saw it fly from the porch to the garage roof and then it hopped along the roof for awhile -- only to disappear and not be seen since about 8 PM Thursday evening. She's worried -- what could have happened to that baby bird?? Such a tender heart!

Next, some little flower seeds she planted that were growing fabulously seem to have suddenly stopped. I think they need more soil! Fingers crossed that a replanting will help those little sprouts!

So, we are hoping for warmer temps and a warmer pool, sightings of the baby bird and flower re-potting along with some celebrating of the special Dads in our family!

Happy Weekend!


Kim K. said...

Maddie has our sympathy for chilly temps and swim lessons. It's been unseasonable cool in West MI. We leave next Sat for our week-long cottage get-away on Lake MI. The latest reports indicate that Lake MI is still only 47 degrees. BRRRRRR.

Praying for your sweet little bird too. You'll have to keep us posted.

Courtney said...

Aww poor thing, hopefully next week is better. We have had much cooler temps here too. Have a great weekend.

Missy said...

I love her little swimsuit...darling!!! I remember my swimming lessons as a little girl and the water in the a.m. always was sooo cold. She looks like a pro, though :) I will be praying that baby bird and baby plants reappear and sprout this week. Much love to the Boo's :)

The Byrd's Nest said...

Yay for swimming lessons!!! Hoping the water gets warmer and that you find the baby bird:(

Casey said...

Love the swimsuit! I think Em needs that one :)

Jodee Leader said...

The poor little thing! It was a chilly week for swimming lessons. Maddy looks fabulous in her two piece!

Hope you had a great day in Omaha! We did!

Alyson and Ford said...

Hope it has warmed up! AA will take swimming lessons next year after she turns 5. Love the sweet swim suit!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

She is so sweet to worry about that little baby bird. I hope he or she shows up this week......along with some warmer temps for swimming:)




Laura L. said...

Way cool swim goggles. We need to get a new pair for Jadyn today, hopefully we'll get a pair that won't leak.Cute suit!