i think i may have mentioned before that we need a pool. notice i said need, not want. i am way beyond wanting a pool. and before you think it is just for me, let me inform you that i believe we need a pool for isabelle. after all, how is she ever going to become the olympic swimmer i imagine without a pool? that girl LOVES to swim. last week we took her swimming at my mom's neighborhood pool. it was a bad day to go as she hadn't had a nap and was quite cranky, but she still had a good time. problem was, she didn't want to be held on to, or sit in a raft, or stand on the stairs. she wanted to swim by herself. except she doesn't know how. so this week, jason and i decided water wings were the answer. on the package of water wings it clearly states they are for children ages 3 and up, which she is not, but still, we thought they were the answer. WRONG. she wants to swim, not float. so since she obviously cannot swim by herself, we tossed her back and forth and let her splash and carry on until jason got the bright idea to toss her to her aunt carri with no warning and let her go under all the way. we all gasped and started freaking out until we realized that isabelle was smiling. yes, she was a little shocked at first, but shock turned into excitement. isabelle started cheering and clapping and saying, "more, more." so we kept tossing her up in the air and letting her go under and she loved it. she went crazy. she clapped and cheered every time she came up. she did it so much that my arms got tired, and then jason got tired. and finally isabelle got tired! she had a great time. i think that this is further evidence that we need a pool. jason doesn't think so. it is probably good that he is rational about the pool otherwise i might be calling the pool company today. this picture was taken on father's day. it was the only time she got in the raft and we were lucky to get a picture considering that five seconds later she started screaming to get out.