Posts Tagged ‘girls’

swimWhen my daughter was 7 months old, I enrolled her in a “Parent and Me” swim class. I needed something to break up our monotonous day of sleeping and eating. I was nervous and a bit afraid in the beginning because I didn’t know how she was going to react to being immersed in water, or if she might slip out of my fingers and swallow pool water. But on the flip side, isn’t this what swim classes are all about? It would be a good idea to introduce her to the sport and learn water safety.

Four years later, she is still taking swim class and she’s good at it! (Her swim teacher calls her a mermaid.) My husband and I were so amazed how well she picked up this activity. Neither one of us are swimmers, but seeing our daughter learn how to hold her breath, tread water, backstroke, and master the freestyle, definitely makes us very proud of her.

Through the years we have had many swimsuits. Since Miranda is in swim class year-round, we buy one new swimsuit every season because of the amount of wear and tear she puts these swimsuits through. For the last year or so, Miranda has been selecting her own swimsuits. This season she’s hand-picked Strawberry Fields one-piece swimsuit from the le•top Spring 2009 Collection. She likes the strawberries and flowers that adorn the yellow and white polka dot background. She also likes the big pink flower on the front. Most especially, she LOVES the hat! She can’t wear it to swim class but according to her, “This is perfect for when I go to the beach!”

This fruity fresh collection is available in stores now in sizes newborn to 6X. Use our store locator to find the nearest le•top retailer.


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multitask_womanI consider myself lucky to have the job I have, where I get to call stores all day. It is absolutely fantastic, especially because I develop friendships with my customers and get to hear about their kids and grandkids and all the wonderful (and sometimes not so wonderful!) things that are going on in their lives. Like Aimee Liani, owner of Hiccups in Rockville, MD. I love this woman! She has two beautiful girls, a super handsome husband and a sweet children’s store (she even started Hiccups’ Website this past year, and is gearing up to sell online very soon). One day we were chatting about her le•top and rabbit moon orders and all of a sudden she screams and says, “I have to go! Eggs just exploded all over my kitchen!“, (yes she even works from home some days). I started laughing and said of course, but quickly added that I wanted to hear the full story later! It turns out she was trying to do too many things at one time and the hard boiled eggs she was cooking exploded all over her kitchen! What a riot! Aimee also has a great sense of humor to share this story and laugh about herself.

Editor’s Note: Hiccups is located at 1616 Rockville Pike, #C, in Rockville, MD 20852. It’s a great boutique to find fabulous le•top and rabbit moon kid’s clothes for yourself and for baby showers and children’s birthday gifts. Phone: (301) 816-0016. Their Website is under construction, but we’ll give you an update as soon as it launches.

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