Monday, July 12, 2010

Water Baby

Kendra loves the water.  Which is a nice change because when she was a newborn and well into infancy, she screamed bloody murder every single time we bathed her.  I couldn't stand doing it to her more often than once a week.

Bank of America sponsors a really cool program called Museums on Us that gets anyone with a Bank of America debit or credit card and a photo I.D. free admission to a number of museums and attractions across the country.  So even though we got the library pass to the Shedd Aquarium last fall, we went back because that was general admission only and this Bank of America program was all access.  Naaice.

It was pretty fun to be with her all walking around and checking things out.  She had a ball!

One of the things we got to explore this time around was this fun exhibit in the basement where they set up a little hands sort of man-made (no live animals, though there was one that did have them) kiddie reef.

We pretty much had to drag her away kicking and screaming so that we could make the dolphin show.  Terrible parents!

Then last week some of our friends in the ward got together and walked up to the fountains in Millennium Park.

We took off our shoes and had a grand ole time.  Though eventually I just stripped her down to her diaper and let her run loose.  But by that time things were wet enough that I didn't risk bringing out the camera so you'll have to settle for these.

She couldn't get enough, and again, I had to carry her away kicking and screaming...but we were eventually able to stop crying and have fun with all our little friends who were there.

And it's totally the same story at the pool.  She'd stay there all day if I let her...unfortunately Female Swim at the park is only 45 minutes but the apartment complex we're moving to in PA has a pool open allllll day long!

We can't wait!


Kristina said...

Great to know she's gotten over her water fears. Alivia screamed for every bath until she could sit up in the bath. Now she does great and splashes with her little hands and has a grand ol' time. Simeon loved water from day 1 :D I love places with free fountains! I think kids have more fun in those places than pools since they can run around.

Jacqueline said...

How nice and what a nice way to cool off on a hot summer day. She does look like she is very engrossed.

Danielle said...

Glad to hear she got over her water fear. My brother Spencer screamed in the bath until he was 5 or 6, I swear. But he also refused to wear anything with buttons until high school, so maybe he's just weird.

But looks like a lot of fun!! I love those hands-on type museums and kids places!!

Elisa said...

What, pray tell, is Female Swim?

Ashley said...

That is an excellent question! At the public pool in the park they have specific times set up for different groups. Day camps, females (and ONLY female, a woman can't even bring a newborn baby boy in with her), males and family.

I prefer the Female Swim to the Family Swim because it's so much less crowded. And so very conveniently scheduled right after nap time!

Scott and Kel said...

That's so fun that you have all of those options close to you. Dang small town Idaho. Oh well, we have wide open spaces and lots of cows and horses, so beat that ;)