Next it was off to a surprise birthday party for my big(gest) sister! Her birthday isn’t until this Saturday, but we figured she would be more surprised if it was early than on the day of! We had a pool party at my niece’s house (her daughter put the whole thing together and did a great job!)
Not to take away from my sister, but did you notice the POOL party part? Remember the water phobia we’ve been dealing with? Well, a couple nights before, we finally got C to take a bath without as much screaming and flailing, all we had to do was sing the song “Goldfish” by Laurie Berkner! Who knew?!?
Anyway, we got to my niece’s house and C saw the pool and was so excited! Hubby and I looked at each other, shrugged, and asked C if he wanted his bathing suit on to go in the pool, “Yeah!” was the response we got. Once again, we looked at each other shrugged. This is what happened….
Fun in the pool with daddy!
I want to get in...but don't help!
He climbed onto the step all by himself! He actually stayed on the step for awhile, just chillin' and splashin'!
And a cupcake to finish to the day!
We did not leave the pool for the rest of the party! We missed the birthday girl showing up at the party, we almost missed singing Happy Birthday, and we missed talking to a lot of people at the party who didn’t swim. Oh well…C had a great time and did not want to leave! We were just so excited about his excitement that we didn’t want to discourage the water fun!
So, maybe we on our way out of water phobia…or maybe he was just so excited to play with all his cousins, aunts, Poppy, and daddy in the water that that overrode the desire to run as far away as possible screaming from the water on that one day.