Growing up I was lucky enough to live on a little lake across from my cousins and best friends and we would swim at least once a day every day during the summers. I’ve been told that I could swim before I could walk. We all loved the water and we would make pots from the clay we would find on the bottom of the lake, catch minnows, kayak and conquer the islands in the center. Since having my children, we have made learning to swim a priority and try to get them in the water once a week. We don’t have a pool, but we are lucky enough to have family nearby that does. I took these photos of Elise and Jake swimming with their Grandpa and Aunt Bobbi. I have said this before and will say it again, we are beyond lucky with our family living so close and being so wonderful!