Friday, March 9, 2012

Peek of the Week - March 9, 2012

Take a peek at my elder boy child. His big 4-year-old self started swim lessons this week at the Y, where we are new members.

Oh wait, what's Peek of the Week you ask? It's our semi-regular Friday feature where we hear all about what cool things you other crafty families and blogging types have been up to. Tell us about your projects, finished or in-progress, a funny kid moment, a personal accomplishment or just something that made you smile.

Each week I'll get the ball rolling by sharing a Peek from our week and then invite you to do the same by linking up to your own post.

So, take a peek at our new little swimmer. But first! The pre-lesson photo shoot with Hazel.

 What were they looking at?!

Ok, now onto the real Peek. Which one of these is not like the others?

I could use the excuse that Eli missed the first week and these other kids were old pros. But truly, it's just my sweet trepidatious Eli. He's timid. He's cautious. I was not remotely surprised that he had to be coaxed into the water. Remotely.

Amos woulda jumped right in and plumb near drowned before the teacher got there. We're waiting a few more months on lessons for Amos.

Even cuter was that fact that in his precious little whisper plea he kept saying "I'm pretty scayered." with a thick southern accent. Love it.

Your bravery is rewarded, young timid grasshopper.

There were bits he liked. He liked holding on to the wall and blowing bubbles. 

He liked kicking, which apparently had to be done with your eyes clenched shut.

But bless him. He was so scayered. He tried hard to keep it together and really almost did but the backfloating really scayered him. After his first turn, he looked up at me with that face.

And of course I went straight to him and...took his picture. 
Then on his second turn, he rocked it.

This Mama is super proud.

What are you proud of this week?
It's your turn!
You could get peeking in three easy steps:
1. Blog about your Peek of the Week - whatever it is. Whatever happened that made you proud, laugh, smile, inspired, excited, or just plain happy - now that's worth sharing.
2. Include a link to this blog or put the Peek of the Week button (on the sidebar) in your post.
3. Link your blog post using the InLinkz button below.

If you don't get a chance to get here on Friday, feel free to link your post up later.
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  1. Yay Eli! So brave to get in the water, even though you were scayered. :)

  2. OH! Forgot to say how much I LOVE your new bloggy banner!