Archie is OBSESSED with swimming. Really he loves anything to do with water. When he wakes up in the morning, he immediately wants to brush his teeth, and this involves a lot of splashing around in the sink.
Then he asks to go swimming. He actually says "Mommy, swimming!" and then does the breast stroke, either in the air, or sometimes he goes all out and gets on the ground to show me. We have been swimming almost every day since he has been home. Today we went to our first play date at a friend's house. He was so mad when we pulled up and were not at a pool. Much to his surprise, there was an inflatable pool blown up in the backyard. He could not have been happier. Silly mom didn't think to bring a bathing suit or swimmy diaper, so I did my best to have him just splash in the water from the outside of the pool...that lasted about five seconds. He could not resist. I was able to borrow a swimmy diaper, and he spent the entire time in the pool. He did GREAT at the play date. It was nice to see him around other kids, to see how he would interact. He is really sweet with little ones.
Archie swimming with his buddies Jake and Sam
So much fun!
He also LOVES to take baths. He could stay in the bath all day if I would let him. Today he stayed in for over an hour, and was not happy when I finally pulled him out.
After the bath he and Ace "did the dishes". They splashed around in the sink for a while and pretty much had the greatest time ever. Archie of course tested me several times by pouring water all over the countertops or on the floor. He totally knows when he is not supposed to do something. He looks at me out of the corner of his eye, and then just goes for it. He then quickly smiles and either hugs or kisses me. Joey warned me while he was in Bulgaria that he was trying to use his cuteness against him-- and that is just what he does. He thinks he can get out of anything with a smile, hug and kiss. He makes it pretty tough to keep my stern face on.
I swear Ace was having fun....
Tonight we played in our blow up pool in our backyard. Ace and Archie had the best time. They were running and dumping water on each other's heads, cracking up, and then doing it all over again. This went on for quite some time. I am so glad that Archie loves the water as much as Ace. She is a little fish too.
How'd I get so lucky?
Lots of Love,