It has been a looooooong winter in Western New York. According tho the weatherman, there have been 23 "snow events" since the flakes first started to fall last November. This month, the thermometer has crawled above freezing only twice, with the average temperature being around 20 degrees. Anyhoo... this has not stopped my-favorite-little-boy-in-the-world from taking up swimming. I had a wonderful time this afternoon (despite the worst headache I've had in ages) watching our little one, along with ten or so like-minded toddlers have a great time paddling around the pool.