|Luke takes a jump shot.|
|Luke and cousin, Traber, playing ring around the rosie.|
Our little fearless boy has surprisingly become more careful (and almost fearful) at certain things--which I really should not complain about. I bet I have used the words "be careful" at least 20 times per day over the past 9 months with Luke, so it should be setting in now.
- We have taken him to a splash park a couple of times and, instead of playing in the water, he wants mommy to hold him.
- We took him to our neighborhood pool when my family was in town. Most of his cousins, uncles and daddy were having fun in the pool, while mommy held him as we watched. We tried several times to try to get him used to the water while we were there, but we finally decided it may be better to ease him into it. It probably made the other pool visitors have a more enjoyable time as well, as Luke screamed and cried, "No....No!" while he was in the water. Many onlookers appeared very concerned that we were "forcing" Luke into the water when he didn't want to be.
- We took him to an inflatable jumpy place with some of his friends from our church community group. While the other kids laughed and jumped, Luke screamed and cried, "Mommy, No!" After about an hour and a half of being there though, he finally warmed up to it and started to really enjoy it.
We recently decided to help Luke face one of his fears (of water), by filling up his little pool in our backyard and letting him play in that. We figured it would be a great start. He loved going to our neighborhood pool last year, so we're hoping he just needs to warm up to it again this season.
|Hmmm..I guess it's kind of like an outdoor bath..it could be fun.|
|The water splashes just as well as my bath water!|
|OK...maybe I'll get in.|
|This is so much fun!|
In case you want to see some recent pictures of what we have been up to, you can visit our picasa web albums. Although I will warn you--we have slacked just as much at taking photos as we have at blogging. Here is a link to our May album: May 2011