Today we had a MOPS play date at a local pool. I would love, love, love to post a picture for you of Reece in her cute little surfer girl swimsuit, playing with her Moppett friends, but we had an incident with the camera…more on that in a sec. We started off pretty well. In this pool, there is a large section of water that’s about 4-5 inches deep that kids can sit in and play. Reece loved this. However, with this being her first swim of the season, she was a little clingy when I took her into deeper waters. She didn’t seem to retain anything from last year’s swim lessons where she kicked, reached for toys, and splashed, splashed, splashed. Instead she was clinging to me and didn’t let me pull her an inch away from my body. I put her back on the shallow perch and grabbed my camera to get some pictures of Reece and her buds. I got lots of good ones, by the way. Then, out of nowhere, Reece decided to jump into the deeper water. In the couple of seconds she was under water, she appeared to be sinking and I reacted as best I could by scooping her up with both hands. She was okay and only cried a few seconds, but the camera was not okay and still isn’t (we’re hoping to give it a day, dry it out with the air compressor, and see how it works then, but as Scott mentioned, electronics aren’t meant to be submerged in water. Thanks, my beloved high-tech redneck!) The most important thing, of course, is that The Reecer is okay (so it REALLY wasn’t as bad as it seemed at the time looking back). I quickly got her back in the water so she wouldn’t be fearful of it all season (or life) long and she did great! We’re hoping to bum off our friends that have pool memberships this summer so we can have more fun! 🙂
Cross your fingers…hopefully I’ll have a good update tomorrow that includes a picture!!!
Update: Good news and bad news…The bad news is that my camera is done. The good news is that the memory card was okay and I was able to take it to Walgreens and get a photo CD of the images I hadn’t yet downloaded (is it crazy that I was more concerned about the pictures on my camera than the camera itself?). Another piece of good news is that we researched cameras, and the one most comparable to ours has gone down in price by about $150 over the last year and a half. Anyway, here are a couple of pictures of Reece before the camera mishap (the second one is with Reece’s friend Emmie in the spot from which she jumped):