Thursday, September 25, 2008

Swim Lessons

Ever since I dreamed about having kids one day, I knew that I would want them to feel comfortable and confident in the water. Although the fact that Jackson needed tubes in his ears posed an obstacle to this desire, I still tried to find a way to make it work.

Initially when I found out Jackson would need tubes in his ears, I was disappointed as I had heard that it wouldn't be possible for him to go swimming or go under water. I talked to a few different ENTs that have worked with Jackson and they said that as long as I put wax ear plugs in his ears, covering the opening, he should be fine to swim. I was thrilled and anxiously looked for ways to get him in the water.

When one of our good friends, Amanda, invited us to participate in swim lessons at Sinsheimer, we eagerly accepted! Little did we know that not only Amanda and her sweet boy, Stewart, would be there, but when we arrived, some of our other friends were there! And we even made a few more fun friends during those weeks. Thank you to all those who made swim lessons a blast for us! We loved our time with you.

... And as it turns out, our little boy LOVES the water!

Oh, and let's not forget, his bright orange ear plugs!


eva said...

Yay Jackson! It looks like you guys had a blast!

Soderin Family said...

We loved spending those two weeks with you guys. Jackson did love the water. He is a natural. See you soon!!

Cameron Ingalls said...

so beautiful.... I wanna help out and have an idea that I need to run by you. call me soon!