By: Jennifer Murray

Quadruple the Splash


Obviously, because I’m saying “y’all” and I’m definitely not a Southerner. 

It’s a little thing probably to most, but it’s a BIG thing to us.

They ALL jump in the pool now.

First it was Isaac and Brooks last year, then Henry while we were at Disney World, and now Clark. 

He has been holding back for a while with a fear for going under water, but he gained some confidence last week and as of last night he is officially a FISH.

4 four year olds jumping off the side of the pool with confidence and glee making quadruple the splash!

kids jumping in the pool

You want to see them all splash together?  I thought you might!


So much joy fills my heart to watch these eight little legs jump into the pool together.  

And to know that they are learning a lesson in courage, trust, and faith. After all,

“You can never cross the ocean, unless you have the COURAGE to loose site of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

Just in time for swim lessons this week!

Thanks for allowing us to share another milestone with you!


(In case you are curious, our boys wear Stearns Kids Puddle Jumper Deluxe Life Jackets* and we couldn’t be more pleased with them! Coast Guard approved and really the ONLY WAY I could ever take four boys to the pool by myself.)

*Amazon affiliate link

13 Responses to “Quadruple the Splash”

  1. Crystal
    July 18, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    There’s nothing my little 3-year-old man doesn’t love more than jumping in the pool. He will do it over….and over….and over again until the sun goes down! What fun he would have with your 4. 🙂

    • QuatroMama
      July 18, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

      Come on over! =)

      • Crystal
        July 18, 2011 at 7:42 pm #

        Aren’t you in Indiana? If we’re ever in that neck of the woods, we will be sure to do just that!

        • QuatroMama
          July 19, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

          We would love that!

  2. Barbara Manatee
    July 18, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    That’s great!! My kiddos are still too worried about getting their face wet but my son will go down the slide- as long as someone catches him at the bottom!

    • QuatroMama
      July 18, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

      Once one gets it I’m sure they will all follow suit! =) LOVE Summer memories in the water!

  3. Covington Grandma
    July 18, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

    This video is great….only 2nd best to being there, which I hope will be soon. I am proud of their courage and love of new experiences. MOM

    • QuatroMama
      July 18, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

      We can’t wait to share it with you! Can you believe your a grandma of four little fish? =) We love you!

  4. Kim
    July 19, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

    Totally agree with you about Puddle Jumpers! We have one for each of the kud. It is the only way I take my kids swimming by myself, too (4yr, 3 yr, 2 yr, and infant). Very highly recommend.
    Looks like they had a blast!

    • QuatroMama
      July 19, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

      Worth every penny! What a cute Mom you are, Kim! <3

  5. Lana
    July 19, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    Good for them! Our girls are jumping in this year too. The oldest is getting pretty good at going off the board. Today, however, she took a walk up the high dive ladder and came back the same way. I don’t blame her, though. You won’t see me up there any time soon!

    • QuatroMama
      July 19, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

      It’s been YEARS since I’ve went off a diving board and I think we’re safe to say it won’t be happening in the near future! Love watching kids conquer such big things though!

  6. suzane
    September 7, 2011 at 5:21 am #

    Great one!He will do it over….and over….and over again and again until the sun goes down!

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