So today was Ryder's first swimming lesson. For me, these are the moments really make the motherhood thing entertaining.

He was so very excited. Now, if you know Ryder, he is rather warm and friendly--but there is this shy/bashful streak that seems to shine in moments like these. Although, he's completely happy to be in the big pool learning how to swim, you may start noticing a pattern:

(The photos aren't the best. They were taken from a balcony, indoors)

Oh, and the fact, he may not be the three-year old with the longest attention span in the world, may have had something to do with it.

However, he did start learning how to paddle:

...and how to kick his legs:

...And! (drum roll please) definitley last, but not least--Ryder learning how to do a backfloat!

Well...kind of :)

Oh man, that little boy kills me. 

I thinks it's safe to say we probably don't have the next Michael Phelps on our hands.


  1. Oh my gosh...too funny. The back float is the best.

  2. Ha ha, thats cute! Brett is determined that our girls will be "Michael Phelps". He has already taught them how to swim on their own and come up for air!

  3. oh my goodness -- seriously hilarious!!! I love these shots! (well, and you!)