Monday, June 15, 2009

Swimming Lessons

Well, it's that time of year again. Katie was so excited last night when I informed her that she would begin swimming lessons this morning. I had the hardest time getting her to stay in bed last night. I guess she finally fell asleep around 10:00 PM. She snuck into our bed twice last night with the same excuss, "I can't sleep." As soon as I told her that she had to go to bed or no swimming lessons, she went running back into her bed.

I was surprised to see Katie come waddling out of her room around 5:30 this morning with her arms full of stuffed animals. She hit the couch for a little while, watching "Tigger & Pooh." To get a head start, I grabbed her swimming suit, flip flops, swimsuit cover & ponytail holder and layed them out on the couch. After I got out of the shower, she came in the bathroom so proud because she put on her swimsuit by herself. Every few minutes, she kept asking me if it was time to go. We didn't have to be there until 8:00 AM. Colton & I dropped Katie off at the gym. She was excited to see Mrs. Knight and told me "goodbye." Thirty minutes later, Colton & I went back to find that she was finished with lessons. I was sad because I wanted to get a picture of her swimming. Unfortunately, we were running a little late and the next two kids were there waiting to start their lessons. Ruth Anne said she did great. In the truck, I asked Katie a bunch of questions. She told me, "mom, Mrs. Knight said I could jump into the pool." I ask if she did jump? "Yeah," she responded. "I forgot to close my mouth." "Uh, oh!" I reacted. I asked her if she got choked. "Uh,huh!" Then, she began to act out by coughing with her tongue stuck out. All I could do was giggle. When I got myself under control, I reminded her thats why we keep our mouth closed. "Uh, huh!" she responded. She absolutely, hated leaving the pool. She kept asking me if we were coming back.

Birthday Party
Well, the birthday party is coming along. I recieved confirmation last night that the party supplies have been shipped. Doug and I couldn't come up with anything big for Katie's gift. We debated on getting her a bike, but the cons out weighed the pros. Maybe next year or so.

As I was going through the toys at Target online, I noticed the Groovy Girls. I remember last year, Katie asked to get one. I thought they looked too growney for a 2 1/2-3 year old little girl. Now, I've come to realize that Katie's a little girl and not a baby anymore. I showed her pictures of the dolls. She fell in love with the mermaid, "Macy". I've purchased a couple of the dolls, including "Macy" along with a pony and couch. I think she'll like it.

I tried working with the ballet slipper candies, but came to a hault. Well, I was trying to be smart. The only color candy melts Walmart & Hobby Lobby had was white. I needed pink for the slippers. I thought I could add food coloring to the white candy. Nope! It didn't work. All it did was make the candy clump. I'm planning on calling my baker tomorrow to see if they have the pink candies in stock. I would have called today, but they were closed. :P If they don't have them, I just order them from Wilton.

Katie's Custom Pool
Doug and Katie were out washing the car this past Saturday. Next thing I knew, Doug came inside the house looking for the camera. He had me come out and see Katie playing inside her new pool. I had to laugh seeing her all folded up in the cooler. But you know, she was having a blast. Here are a few pictures:



thekeyes said...

that is too cute. We may have to resort to a cooler for a pool because I have bougth two now and they keep getting popped. I think it's the dog. He jumps in to get a drink and then i find it popped later. So good idea katie. lol!

Laura said...

Katie in that cooler is just too darn funny!