Thursday, June 12, 2008

Lazy Summer Days

I have to admit I have a pretty leisure life these days. Working 3 days a week leaves plenty of time to play. No time to clean or do laundry of course, but we make time for the important things in life. I think I may have just contradicted what I said in my last post, but I guess it just depends on the day, and today is a pretty leisure one. I'm optimistic that I will have many days like this one this summer.

This morning while I was putting laundry away (I had to pre-clean for the cleaning lady) I put Tony in the rocking chair. He was perfectly content to just sit and watch me.

He actually started to sit forward in the chair, I had to recline him so he wouldn't topple over. I think he will be sitting on his own very soon. As soon as he does I'm taking him in for some professional photos. He smiles easily right now, so it's a good time.

We went for a swim today after his nap. He has been 3 times this week already and each time he likes it more and more. The first two days he didn't cry, but didn't seem to be excited about it either. Today he was laughing and smiling. I'm glad he likes the water because I love getting out in the sun. I have 2 friends with pools and a cousin with a pool I can go to, so usually someone is home. We plan on spending lots of time there this summer. They say you can teach babies how to swim, I wish I knew how. I checked into swim lessons at the YMCA, but at this age all they do is water introduction classes, which is pretty much what I'm doing on my own for free.

He doesn't seem to care for the brightness of the sun too much. I think the heat and bright light makes him sleepy. Usually after he spends a half hour or so in the water he sits on my lap and falls asleep.

I love this picture. I think it's a framer.

Oh and as far as the sleep issue were having, I didn't follow through like I planned. The last 2 nights he woke up twice and I was too tired to listen to him cry, so I just fed him. So tonight is the night, I promise. I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow.


Elle J said...

I want your pool and I want your weather! :) Your son is adorable!

Tina in CT said...

The 3rd and 2nd pictures from the bottom are priceless!!!!! He is so cute!!!!

Like the blog design too.

I had Tamara in the pool when she was about 6 weeks old and we lived at the beach summers so she was a real water baby. I started swimming lessons at the Y when she was aoubt 8 months old. At three she was really swimming. I'm a firm believer in starting them off very young so they learn to swim and a respect for the water.

Mandy Lou said...

I love the pool shots - so cute. It is much more important to enjoy the summer than blog (unless you are virtually chained to the blog like I am - what was I thinking?)!

Paula said...

The pictures are really cute! I love the ones in the raft. You're so lucky to have free access to pools.

PrincessGreen17 said...

Look at him in the pool! He is so cute!

Rachael said...

More cute pics! I thought the "framer" one said "farmer" at first! (Which would work too.)

Natalie said...

Man, you've got it made. I want to only work 3 days a week!

Starfish said...

He is getting cuter and cuter!