Monday, July 12, 2010


Ben went swimming for the first time. We headed over to Grandma and Grandpa Tammaro's house for a dip in the pool. Mike slowly lowered him in to see how he'd do. I expected some tears and crying, but no. He was pretty content in the pool.

We tried out a float, and he enjoyed laying back and taking in all the sights.

Dee kept a watchful eye on her baby but kept out of the water herself, preferring to stay dry and alert in case Mom and Dad took their eye of him and he needed her assistance.

Grandpa pushed Ben all around the pool. Ben got so comfy he practically fell asleep in that float!

But then Mom got her hands on him and took him for a lap. He was pretty happy to cruise around a little more. But after about 30 minutes, we decided he'd had enough for the day.

Once he was out of the water and snuggled up in his towel, he had a bottle and went to sleep for a bit. Swimming is hard work for such a little guy!

Here is a quick video of him enjoying the pool while his paparazzi swarms.


  1. Man, that kid is cute. I think it's really funny that he nearly fell asleep in the water! Swimming really tuckers kids out. A normal nap for Lily is about an hour and a half, but after swim lessons or a trip to the pool, she usually naps for three hours.

  2. I'm amazed he took to it so happily. I love the way he paddles his little feet behind him.