Little Dude enjoyed the water from a really young age.
His 1st swim (outside of a bath tub) was at 10 weeks old.
As he grew he really started to love the water.
We took him to many pools, lakes and rivers.
He always had a blast on the water.
He has always loved playing with others in the water. . . especially daddy.
Next year I think we'll buy a slip and slide.
Swimming pools are also a huge hit. Our gym membership allows us access to pools in our areas plus guest passes so we can bring friends with us. A few have splash features and zero entry areas for kids so we try to take advantage of them. Some are indoor and some are outdoor so we can enjoy them year round. Here is 6 month old Baby Boo in an indoor pool at Lifetime Fitness:
Little Dude with his aunt also at a Lifetime fitness pool.
The sun was really bright, so catching a well lit smile proved difficult.
Several towns have outdoor splash parks that are sometimes free. Here in the twin cities there are a few and they are a lot of fun.
At a splash park with grandma.
We had an awesome time this past weekend out on the St. Croix river. My in-laws have a houseboat, and at least once a year they take it out to an island off of Hudson along with several of their boating friends. We went and visited them Friday, Saturday and Sunday and had a great family weekend.
The kids went swimming quite a bit (of course) and they absolutely loved it (of course). It didn't hurt that it was in the 90s most of the time.
He spent hours playing with buckets and shovels on the beach.
There were lots of friends to play with too.
Baby Boo was either stuck on some one's lap on the beach or the outdoor pack and play:
Anywhere else and she would try to eat large quantities of sand.
The pack and play came in very handy when she was sleepy too:
It was a wonderful 3 days! Unfortunately the reality of the week and real life is upon us, but I'm sure there are many more fantastic water-themed days to be had this year.
Being taxi-ed back to the mainland on Friday