Miah totally surprised me. You know he's a freak about the water. On the way there he said he was just gonna sit on a rock with me. He didn't even want to put on his swimmer but I made him. I was all prepared to be annoyed by his whining and bellyaching about being scared and crap like that. Then, without any persuasion at all, he gets right in and just starts swimmin around like a little fish. He loved it!!
Kora and Jake used their goggles and snorkels to watch the tiny fish. I had given the kids a short history lesson as we drove there telling them that the Rappahannock is a really historic river because it was used as the divider between the North (Union) and the South (the Confederate States of America) during the Civil War. I googled this information...don't think I'm all smart or something. As Kora was snorkeling around she screamed, "I SEE BLOOD!!!" and then she says, "I think it's from the Civil War!!"
Miah was such a little man exploring with his goggles and climbing all the big rocks. He wasn't concerned at ALL with the water, the rapids or the fish. So independent! Maybe we are growing OUT of the whiny stage?! Noo...that would be too good to be true.
Isn't it beautiful?! The water is SO clear too. You can see straight through to the bottom!
Izey and I sat on a rock in the water when he was done eating. His first swimming experience EVER was him dipping his toes in a piece of American history! Awww Yea!
Here's me and Isaak on our rock. We sat here, watched the kids, got our feet wet, took pictures and talked on the phone. I only managed to drop Isaak in the water 2 or 3 times while on the phone and snapping shots of the kids but he didn't mind it at all, he just doggie paddled until I had a chance to grab him. (why is my face so freakin fat? I have like dimples in places there shouldn't be dimples...yuck!)
It didn't take long until he passed out, it was a long day. The kids had a TOTAL blast and are begging to go back another day when we can stay ALL day.