Esther and I have been taking Mommy-and-me swim lessons at the Y. She loves the water, and has fun, but trying to keep her doing what the instructor wants us to do is tricky! She wants to watch everybody else do the thing she is supposed to be doing. She's a people-person and an observer. When she is willing to relax and do whatever she's supposed to, she's a pretty good little kicker and scooper (make scoop hands and do a forward crawl-ish stroke). She just started blowing bubbles this week! It's kind of a big deal.
I would love to show you a pic of her in the pool, but I'm in the water with her and can't exactly let go to take a pic. There were some super-excited grandparents there the other day, taking pics of their 18-moth-old cutie and her mom in the water. I felt embarrassed-- hello, I'm in my bathing suit here, and I haven't lost all my baby weight (I know, I know, it's probably not baby weight any more if she's 2!). But I talked myself down-- it's not like they give a poop about anyone else in the water except their grandbaby, and they will probably crop me out.