Saturday, June 2, 2012

More Swimming

We got VERY lucky last week and AJ had a private swim lesson. It wasn't planned, but for one reason or another, the other kids didn't show up. It was 30 minutes of just AJ. And he did AMAZINGLY well! With the help of Mr.Jason, his instructor, he went to the bottom of the pool a few times to get a ring. He jumped off the side a bunch of times and for the first time, he actually used his big arms to swim. I was so proud of his bravery. The entire time he was confident and wanted to keep trying more things. Jason and I were both there and we both smiled and laughed the entire time, just amazed at his bravery and how well he's doing.
Here's a few videos:

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Weekend!

Wow, what a FANTASTIC weekend! My plan this weekend was to enjoy it and not over plan. We didn't HAVE to do anything, only the things we wanted to.

I had AJ Friday and Sat. He was with Jason Sunday and then I got him back Monday late morning. It was pretty much perfect because I got a ton of great AJ time and had about 24 hours of ME time too and I got a lot of things I wanted to do, done.

In a nutshell, we had a picnic at the park Saturday where AJ met a cute friend. He rode his Big Wheel around and played. Then, that afternoon we went to Smart Cow frozen yogurt and then watched a movie at home.

Sunday, he and I went to church and then I took him to Jason's. I went shopping and took advantage of some GREAT sales! I got a ton of stuff. 4 pairs of pants, a few shirts, a pair of sandals and I got AJ some PJ's. I didn't spend much either because of gift cards :) Always makes it more fun! Then, when I got home, I decided to clean out my closet (much needed!) and then hung a shelf in my family room. (Proud moment doing that myself!) Then I watched a movie, read a little and went to bed early. In fact, I got great sleep THREE NIGHTS IN A ROW! I don't think this has happened in 4 years!

Yep, I hung that. :)

Today, Monday, I woke up early and did a ton of cooking. Then, I picked up AJ and we went to the neighborhood pool that just opened this weekend! It was a bit windy, but we had a blast! AJ has grown up sooooo much since last summer! He made a few friends and played in the water for 3 hours! We ate lunch and he got an Otter Pop. He couldn't stop talking about this girl, Zia, who he played with. He was totally into her. :)

Here's a few pics!

1st day at the pool 2012!

Playing with Zia

Yummy Otter Pop!