Thursday, June 16, 2011

Water Baby

Or Water Toddler?

Either way Miss Maddy LOVES the water. She loved the water last summer too but wasn't able to fully interact with it as much as she gets to this summer.

This week, I took her to the pool for the first time this season.  She wanted to dive out of my arms and just freely explore the water.  Hard to do when you are only two and a half feet and the water is over four.  So she was forced to explore while in the confines of my arms.  That didn't stop her from kicking, paddling her arms and sticking her face in the water, laughing and squealing the entire time.

Then yesterday we went to a park with a water feature; tunnels full of spray, fountains erupting out of the ground, puddles to splash and play in.  She was in heaven!  She braved the tunnel spray and stuck her face in the middle of the fountains.

My normally reserved-in-public-but-a-complete-drama-queen-at-home little girl was so outgoing, confident and not afraid of what others think.  (Something she has been going through.)  She can be very sensitive and self conscious already.  Give her some water to play with and she comes alive.

Finally her dad has someone to swim with.

He will be thrilled.