Saturday, June 12, 2010

Love Affair with Water

I love it when Gwen loves swimming lessons. I am proud when she kicks and moves her arm to attempt to retrieve a rubber duckie, sits on the side of the pool with outstretched arms in anticipation for "3" which means I'm going to lift her into the water, and only sputters a little when we go through the waterfall. Putting her face in the water is still an ordeal, but is anyone surprised?
I love it when Gwen loves the beach at the lake. Running straight for the water so that I had to quickly snatch her up before a dive-- she was FEARLESS! I am proud of her confidence getting in the water and articulation when she then asks me to help her "es-swimming, es-swimming!" (it sounds like 'It's swimming') with all her excitement.

I love it when Gwen wants to help water the garden... one lil tupperware at a time, each time coming back to me and the water bucket with a loud squeal and empty tupperware held overhead! And, to be perfectly honest about things, I don't mind when she purposefully dumps the tupperware on herself and laughs about it.

Do I love it when she wants to:

play in the rain? Yes. I suppose I do.

play in the mud puddles? Not so much. But once the clothes are dirty and the damage is done, I guess I do enjoy seeing her so happy, almost naked, and VERY dirty!

before and after


  1. Oh goodness what a mess of fun! I love it. Looks like she does too.

  2. What a good mom you are to let your kid get dirty. Looks like she has tons of fun!

  3. lol so cute! That's what I hope I'm able to do: let Caleb get dirty if it means he's having fun. haha so good!

  4. I LOVE how you let Gwen explore and be adventurous - even when it involves getting so dirty! A girl after my own heart ...

  5. A girl after my own heart, as well :) My mom finally gave up dressing me for a while when I was a little girl! I think you're an incredible mother, Elisa. I love how many opportunities you provide Gwen with, whether it be swimming lessons or adventures to the zoo! How fun is life?!!!!

  6. Love the pics of gwen in the mud!