Growing up as a child, I had a great love for the water. I enjoyed swimming anytime I got the chance, and it continued on into my adult life. My parents never had a swimming pool, which meant many trips to the public pool or to the lake at my Grandparents house. Rhonda's family had a pool in their backyard and they enjoyed swimming as a family most every weekend in the summer.
When Rhonda and I moved to Arizona from Florida and were looking for a house, one essential requirement was that we had to have a pool. If you have ever been in Arizona in the summer you would definitely understand why. We are relatively homebodies, and getting to spend the day around our pool cooling off and enjoying ourselves is our type of day. So I couldn't wait to get Blaze home from India and into the pool to see if he would also enjoy it, and he sure did!! He just loves the water. Right now he limits himself to floating around in the pool in Mommy or Daddy's arms, and occasionally splashing his feet or arms. But I am certain that as we continue to expose him to the pool, it won't be long before he begins to take little steps (baby steps, I couldn't resist the pun!) towards learning how to swim, and Daddy will be there right beside him helping all the way.
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