We took Matthew swimming in a swimming pool for the first time today. He was initially a little freaked out but gradually loosened up enough to start splashing Mommy with a certain amount of glee. He doesn't get as chilly as baby Elizabeth did so had lots of time to relax. When we were ready to get out of the water he wasn't a beautiful shade of blue and thus would have continued to play in the water quite happily for a while longer!
Elizabeth was put out that we forgot her life jacket but quickly started paddling around with "just" a noodle. Erika gets more comfortable in the water every time I see her. Her dad has now declared her a swimmer (I concur!) And Maria took a big step too, swimming with a noodle from one parent to the other! (She usually just clings to Mommy) The girls are growing up so quickly!