Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Creeks and Such

We have found another spot on our little creek where the kids can actually learn to swim this summer.

I love the spot right behind our house, but it's calf deep at best and the only one in danger of drowning is Nathaniel. The others would have to knock themselves out and land face first in order to drown. Not that I want any of my children drowning!

But you can't learn to swim if the water isn't deep enough.

A pool pass is a bit out of reach this summer. We're saving for our first-ever-away-from-home-and-not-at-a-friend's-or-family-member's-house vacation.

I want the kids to continue to learn how to swim though.

I have taught lessons for years and all you need is water deep enough and a lot of practice.

Each of the kids made huge strides last year and I don't want them to lose that.

Hence, our hunt for swimming holes.

There is an absolutely perfect one just a couple of miles up the road from us where the water is over even my head in one area and ankle deep right next to it for those that still can't swim.
You can jump off the stair-step ledge....

....or wade your way into the COLD water.

Throwing dozens of rocks at the unsuspecting minnows is another favorite pastime.

And we mustn't forget to learn how to skip rocks!

I plan on going to as many different creeks and lakes as possible to enjoy every bit of this warmth and sunshine that we are finally seeing.

How are you spending your summer?

1 comment:

joy lindeen said...

sounds so fun! What great memories your kids will have! AND that creek looks so nice too, not gross and mossy like some!