We Band of Butlers

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Monkey Goes Swimming!


Me, Daddy, Monkey, and two of our friends who are down from Dallas to visit all went to the pool today! Monkey was so cute in her little blue swimsuit and red goggles and white hat. I slathered her in sunscreen, waited thirty minutes, and off we went!

The water was warm, no doubt heated by the ridiculously hot sun that had only started to cool, so the transition was not a shocking one for her. In fact, she seemed to not even notice she was in water. The first few minutes she just stared. At everything. At the water, at people blowing bubbles, at me, at Daddy, at the sky. After a while, though, she got really excited. We passed her from person to person and she splashed herself and got water all in her face and splashed herself some more. By the end of the 45 minutes we were there, she was smiling and laughing and splashing and getting very excited. We left while she was still having fun so her last “memory” of water would be good, and came home. She was so exhausted she went to bed 15 minutes early. She had such a tiring, good day!! πŸ™‚

I don’t have any pictures, which is sad, but I didn’t have a camera I could take to the pool. We’re definitely going to go to the pool again, and probably often, so we might go get a waterproof disposable to take down there. She just had SO much fun, someone needs to record the absolute bliss on her face when her hands hit that water and it splashes up in front of her!! πŸ™‚

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