Posts Tagged ‘Swimming’

Happy Summer!

Monday, May 30th, 2011

It’s been quiet here at This Hartmann Life lately. Not because there hasn’t been anything going on, but because we’ve been so busy that blogging has taken a back seat to actually getting things done! We’ve overhauled the backyard (details forthcoming), and were able to enjoy some of the warmth and sunshine of the holiday weekend. We bought a brand-spanking-new kiddie pool and set up for an afternoon of fun. Here are a few snapshots of a lovely afternoon full of family and fun with the kiddo…


Testing the waters.

Splish splash!

Ryan ultimately decided that it was too cold to stay in the pool, so much of the afternoon was spent running around, exploring, splashing and throwing things into the water. It was windy out – hey, she’s no dummy!

Watching Daddy blow bubbles in the wind.

Ready to put out some fires!

Exploring the flowers in the garden. (Verbena bonariensis for those who are curious.)

Future Gatorade model, perhaps?

Who am I? I'm Ry-Ry!

We hope you had a fantastic weekend and managed to have some fun in the sun!



A Trial Swim

Friday, September 24th, 2010

In preparation for tomorrow’s inaugural swim class at the YMCA, Ryan took a trial swim in the bathtub – her first in the “big tub”.

It’s like a Speedo! (Uncle Rich, eat your heart out…)

Lovin' it!

Splish splash I was takin' a bath... sing it with me now!

Since this is the slipperiest place in the house, I thought it an appropriate place to practice standing.

Daddy made me feel better after I slipped and whacked my head on the side of the tub.... I think Mommy was more upset about it than I was! I got over it pretty quickly.

Bath time with Daddy is still one of my favorite times of the day.

R.I.P. Duckie

Tomorrow we’re up early and off to swimming lessons! Ryan has no idea that she’s going. I think I’m excited enough for all of us….

~ Susan