Friday, August 13, 2010

Week 30

We are enjoying the last little bit of summer and gearing up for school. We took Kaitlyn to finish up her school shopping on Saturday. Mom came with us too (and let herself get talked into buying a few things for Kate that I wasn't going to spring for haha). It was a fun and relatively easy outing - no problem finding things we liked and needed, just hard to resist buying everything in sight! :) Tyler was a great little shopper too. He didn't get too upset when he had to leave most stores empty handed. And he had a great time trying on shoes at the last stop, and walked away with his very own pair of "Transformer" (green and black - not sure why he thinks they're Transformers) Sketchers.

We stopped for lunch at Panda Express and this was one of the fortunes.
Perfect for the day huh?

The kids had their first week of swimming lessons for the year. They LOVE them and are always dressed and ready to go a full 2 hours before we have to leave every morning.
Ty has a fantastic teacher - I was suprised to find out this is the first class he has taught. (Kate's is no slouch either, but Ty's is seriously impressive) And I've been happy to see that Tyler fully pays attention and participates the entire time. It's so fun to watch. Aren't they cute all lined up to practice diving?

Kaitlyn is turning into a very good swimmer. She says her favorite part is diving for the rings, which also happens to be the part she has the hardest time with. Her skinny little body just doesn't quite have the power (yet) to get her all the way to the bottom of the pool to grab them most of the time. But she tries and tries until she manages it, or until the teacher helps her out a little by holding them slightly off the ground for her. She is making great progress with the front crawl. And I'm most impressed by what she calls the "air glide" (they push off the wall on their backs and glide as far as they can with their hands above their heads before doing the back stroke to the other side). It just looks so smooth and effortless when she does it (especially considering that less than a year ago she couldn't quite relax enough to float on her back on her own). As you can see, she loves it.

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