Sirena’s first dip in the pool
August 1st, 2012
My mom and Steve came up for a few days so that my mom could attend the Brave New Voices international spoken word competition that was being hosted here in the Bay Area (she works with a group of youth from Long Beach that were competing this year) and so they decided to make a trip out of it and come spend some time with us too. The competition was amazing (I attended one of the day’s events) and although the LB team didn’t win it was so inspiring being there and hearing their amazing work.
Here are some photos from their visit, including Sirena’s first time in a swimming pool!
We went to a car show in Danville where Steve’s nephew’s car was being shown and Sirena seemed to enjoy herself almost as much as her Daddy did!
Sirena’s first car show
Hot rods make her happy, apparently!
We then went to dinner at a yummy Italian restaurant…
Ma & Pa
Sirena with Steve
No meal is complete without a chocolate-dipped cone from Foster’s Freeze!
And now for the photos you’ve all been waiting for…when we found out that the pool at my mom’s hotel was heated we immediately went out to Babies R Us for some swimming diapers, strapped on her first bathing suit, and got the cameras ready!
Diaper duty before hitting the waves (the smallest waterproof diapers were for 16-26 pound babies and she was only around 12 pounds at the time so we just had to fold them over quite a bit and pray that there weren’t any accidents in the pool [luckily there weren’t!)
Can’t forget the baby sunscreen! Getting a massage from Mom.
Suited up and ready to go!
I think she was a little nervous, just judging by this photo, haha.
Here we go!
My mom took a video of her first dip in the pool, check it out here!
She was totally at home in the water and we see swimming lessons in her future! She’s our little fish and we loooove how much she enjoyed herself in the pool. Here are more photos of the lady being passed around…
She is learning to love the prickly kisses from Dad
Getting so much love from her Aunt Jessie!
Flying high with Mama
That’s quite a view!
Love this girl
The happy little family
Swimming with Nani
She was in the pool for at least an hour (maybe more?) and she eventually passed out in her Nani’s arms…
After getting dried off and into some warm clothes she sat around with her Aunt Jessie soaking in the last rays of sunshine of the weekend…