{The Ordinary Moments} #4 An Extraordinary Swimming Session

{The Ordinary Moments} #4 An Extraordinary Swimming Session

This week brought a much brighter week for me, but more coughs and colds for the kids. They had a couple days off of school and preschool but by Friday they were both feeling much better.

We were invited to go swimming on Saturday morning by Ell’s parents who were house sitting. I was so excited at the prospect of having the pool to ourselves, because I knew I would be able to take photos and film, which you aren’t allowed to do in a public pool.

Izzie learnt to swim last year but hasn’t been for a while, and so needed a bit of confidence when getting in the water. She was quickly back to swimming without her floaties though. She has always been a natural water baby – maybe a bonus of being the first child as I got to take her swimming a lot. She has always been very confident and enjoys the pool.


Ollie on the other hand, has never been as keen. He has never even liked having his hair washed. When we went on holiday in August 2016, he was petrified of the pool – clinging on to me and Ell like a baby monkey. I was so proud yesterday when he took to the water with his floaties, and proceeded to kick his legs, and move around the pool by himself. He was really confident, and really happy and it was so lovely to see.

Mason is also a natural water baby – he was in his element being passed between Mummy and Daddy, being thrown up in the air, and then when he got tired, chilling out with Nanny on the side and watching.


We had such a lovely morning – I have to admit, swimming isn’t something we do often as a family, as its quite stressful trying to get everyone dry and changed, and then the sheer amount of washing that it makes. But we had an amazing time, and we also got to test our GoPro under water.

It was the best way to spend a Saturday, and I love the photos that I got.

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  1. January 29, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    Swimming is so fun as a family you got so many lovely photos too. We go each weekend together and it's quickly become one of our favorite pass times. Popping over from #ordinarymoments

  2. January 29, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    Oh what a lovely treat! I miss swimming so much but with three little ones we're only just old enough to be able to take them to the public pools – it must have been wonderful to have it all to yourself 🙂

  3. January 31, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    Looks like great fun! I am craving a family swim actually, haha baby hasn't been yet and I just love how much fun water is all together. Lovely pics x #ordinarymoments

  4. January 31, 2017 / 10:25 pm

    It sounds like great fun. We love a good swimming session, the girls just absolutely love it, it is their favourite thing to do. Well done to your little boy for being brave in the water. xx

  5. February 1, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    This looks like just the best day. How amazing to have a pool to yourself?! The children look so happy! Ours are only really just starting to get the hang of swimming – I can't wait for our next water based holiday! x

    • February 6, 2017 / 10:03 pm

      We had such a fab time – it was so lovely to be able to film and take photos too. Its lovely when they enjoy swimming xx

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