Thursday, August 14, 2008

Last day of swimming lessons

Today was the last day of swimming lessons. The whole family (minus Cam :) took lessons at the North Shore Aquatic Center-a beautiful, fun, outside pool. Carson completed level 2 and Hannah and I participated in Parent/Child lessons. We actually learned too! Carson can now float on his back and swim with his head in the water. He also can now swim a a few yards of the backstroke (he gets nervous and stands up). Hannah can blow bubbles now and play Humpty Dumpty on the side of the wall. She never warmed up to being completely submerged though. Can't say that I blame her-I hated doing it to her too!

We had a great time enjoying the sunny weather and swimming!

Carson floating in the Lazy River

Bathing Beauty-Hannah

Carson showing off his backstroke skills

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


It's been awhile since I last posted but we have been having too much fun enjoying the last few days of summer. I have to admit I am pretty bummed summer is over and school is starting soon-August 25th-for both Carson and I. :( Which is where I need everyone's advice...

I think I am the crazy mom who wants to cry just thinking about sending Carson to school again. I LOVE having my boy around. He is such a good boy and a great helper to me. It is also nice to have the freedom to do as we please-like sleeping in (if Hannah allows it), going to the park, the movies, or whatever we choose to do. I am especially sad because Carson will be in first grade this year-gone from 8:20-2:30.

He is also starting a new school this year with obviously new kids. There isn't one single child from our neighborhood or from his Kindergarten class that will be in his new school. Carson has expressed to me that he would like to go to his old school. Even though he is young, I am sure that he feels comfortable there. I feel anxiety over this for Carson.

Of course, you always want your child to be happy, liked, and fit in. I know Carson will find his niche in his new school but I just want it to be immediate! So does anyone have any advice or ideas on how we can make this transition as smooth and easy as possible? Does anyone have any advice for his crazy hormonal mother?