In totally unrelated news to Aqua Man (wink wink), Elijah really loves the water. Andy had the day off work for the holiday, so we decided to head to the park.
Last year, we tried swimming lessons. Elijah was all smiles before getting in the water, but screamed once lessons began. He screamed so much that he put himself to sleep. Poor fellow. We decided enough was enough and after a couple of sessions of screaming, decided to never come back for the rest of his lessons.
The water when we went camping a couple months later was a little better, but Elijah still wasn't so sure...
So, when we headed to the beach today, I wasn't so sure that Elijah would have a good time. He was a little apprehensive at first...
...after a few moments he decided he wanted to go deeper. Turns out that he really likes the water and the beach. I got a bit wet. I was totally unprepared for an Aqua Man and hadn't brought a suit for myself or even a towel (we dried off with a blanket). He had so much fun. It was an absolute joy to watch.
When we got home, we decided to see if Elijah wanted to play in his swimming pool for the first time. The water was cold, so we didn't think he'd want to get in. Turns out, he did want to get in and had a blast splashing in his pool. He cried when he had to come inside.
Then, it was bath time to get clean and warm. And off to bed. Enough water for our Aqua Man -(er, I mean Elijah) today? I think so.
Have a great Independence Day!