Canyon got to take Private Swimming lessons this year at the Meridian Pool. It was so much fun for him to have a teacher one on one and he was able to learn a lot! His teacher’s name was Laura. It was only thirty minute lessons-five days a week- for two weeks. He learned a lot in that amount of time, and I am so glad we were able to have him do that. He learned to float on his back all by himself. Unfortunately, we haven’t been back to a pool but one time to have him practice his new skills. He is also really good at going under the water holding his breath. He is a little too daring sometimes though…which makes any momma nervous.
|Teacher wasn't even helping!! Go Canyon!|
The hardest part of Canyon’s swim lessons each day was having to take Alena. It was hard for her to be there but not able to get into the water (or even close to it) herself. They don’t do swim lessons for under three so, we will have to wait until next year. As much as I wanted to be able to sit and watch Canyon each day, I was pretty pre-occupied with Alena.
Alena got to have a little bit of fun herself (if you ask mommy) in a dance class Camp. At first Alena would tell me "no dance class" because it made her nervous and she was shy...but after the first couple of times she started wanting Dance class. One of my favorite Zumba girls Nickie helped Teach Alena’s dance camp and I loved it. Alena didn’t mind as long as she could be glued to Nickie. The one day that Nickie was on her own…Alena did a little bit more of the dance moves because there was another girl that was crying the whole time so Nickie had to hold her instead of Alena. Alena warmed up to the dance class and did a little more each time. However, when it came time for their performance on the last day of Class…Alena didn’t do a thing. She was very shy. It was super cute though that here, a month after the dance class, we found Alena dancing just like in her class in front of the oven where she could see her reflection. It was perfect and I was so happy with how much she remembered even though she never really did it in the actual class.
|Alena's class. It was a princess theme.|
When Nickie laid down during the "aurora" part of the dance, Alena was very concerned and ran over to her and hugged her. It was the cutest thing. Alena will still ask me for Dance class and "Mickie".(nickie).
I am glad that we were able to have our kids do a couple of classes this summer. I love watching them learn.