I will be doing a few posts all about our little adventure on the sunny Spanish island, but for us, although a holiday is most definitely not an ordinary moment, swimming became part of our daily routine and it was the thing we opted to do most often on holiday. We probably went swimming at least twice a day over the past week.
We were very fortunate in that the hotel had two gorgeous swimming pools. One was busier and much sunnier than the other, so we tended to favour the quieter pool which also offered more shade. Going on holiday in September meant there were no school age children there, so Little One was able to swim and enjoy sharing the pools with other littles and mostly older adults.
We took his Zoggs trainer seat which he used a couple of times, but he proved that his WaterBabies swimming lessons have definitely paid off because he was so much happier swimming around properly with his daddy and me. Over the course of the week, he began paddling properly, using his arms and legs and splashing about. He became a really confident little swimmer.
We forgot to take any bath toys so we took his bucket and spade and a little ball in for him to play with which he absolutely loved. One of my favourite moments of the week in fact was playing throw and catch with his ball in the pool. He just got so excited watching me dive to catch the ball, it was lovely to watch.
Sometimes, I stayed at the edge to take the obligatory holiday swimming pool photos (of course) and some little videos, but it was a lovely chance to watch Little One and his daddy from afar. We have always kept swimming as a special daddy-son activity, but it was also nice that I got the chance to have a go at taking him swimming too and just enjoy splish splashing, the three of us together :)