Saturday Snapshot: At the Pool

Our living room is facing the swimming pool, so Little Edison has been listening to all the excitement and laughter created by the kids playing in the pool area.

When this happens, he will request me to bring him for a dip into the pool – more often now after our recent staycation at Festive Hotel.

There are three swimming pools in our apartment – an adult pool, a Jacuzzi pool and a children’s wading pool. The children’s wading pool is only 0.5m deep, so he can “swim” around easily with a float and with minimal supervision from me.

Usually, there are other children playing in the wading pool. So, he can happily join them. We like to hop over to the Jacuzzi pool too because the water is warmer. The pool is unblocked, so it has direct sunlight. By late afternoon, the water in the Jacuzzi pool is so warm and nice!

Now, I’m wondering what the ideal age to start joining swimming lessons is. In fact, there are a few swimming instructors in our apartment. So, it’s quite convenient to enroll him. Maybe Year 2013 will be a good time to start. What do you think? 🙂

 

Great Time for a Dip

The weather is crazy. It’s getting so hot these days. Great time for a dip in the pool, soOoo good that he doesn’t feel like coming out!

He doesn’t know how to swim yet, but he’s becoming more daring these days. Jumping in and out of the pool, playing with the other children and squirting each other with water.

His laughter, his chattering teeth and his little muscled torso make my heart melts into a glorious mush of love. He is so lovely, so beautiful, my son.

My firstborn son, so big now and he is learning to swim. I feel so blessed!

 

Wild Wild Wet

Wild Wild Wet water theme park has been in operation since its opening in year 2000. It features a host of exciting rides suitable for little ones, teens as well as adults. It is famous for its Ular-Lah, the first raft slide in Southeast Asia.

With my company’s corporate membership, I managed to get four free tickets. So, we planned for our family outing to Wild Wild Wet last Friday. The weather was sunny but slightly windy; perfect for our outing!

Wild Wild Wet

There are two water playgrounds for young children. Yakult Professor’s Playground was designed around the theme of an experimental laboratory. It features ladders, slides, fountains and hidden water cannons. Every 25 minutes, a huge Yakult bucket tips water down a shelter and on to the people who pass by. Little Edison laughed non-stop whenever he saw the water splashes.

Water Slide

Yippee, on the other hand, is a smaller water playground, targeted at toddlers. Spitting fountains such as fishes and simple water cannons can be found here. At a comfortable depth of 0.1 meter, it is safe even for the most zealous toddler.

Yippee

Life jackets are available for free. We picked up one for little Edison.

Life Jacket

The Shiok River is my favourite among all the attractions! Spanning 335m in length, skirting the perimeter of the park, we can get a float to spin and move along the currents. It was so relaxing that little Edison almost dozed off into dreamland during the ride.

Shiok River

Wild Wild Wet offers gallons of excitement for kids of all ages. A perfect choice for family outing, especially if you love the water adventures. If you are an NTUC member, you are entitled to their member rates.

It was a fun day for all of us. Our next destination will probably be the Escape Theme Park – another attraction located just next to Wild Wild Wet. 🙂

 

Water fun!

edison-water-fun

When it comes to play, little Edison doesn’t mind getting wet. Water play is both enjoyable and inexpensive! We only need a wet suit and a pool of water. We are lucky to have a baby pool at our place, so little Edison can play in it as long as the weather permits.

He loves to splash and paddle around at his own pace. He hates it when we drag him to the middle of the pool. He definitely needs to learn to be more adventurous.

More water adventures coming up this month at the Wild Wild Wet water theme park. I will update with more pictures.