Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Makin' a SPLASH in the new year!

On Saturday, Shane and I took the kids to the Y for a swim. 
 We hadn't been swimming since the summer months, and the kids were beyond excited to suit up and hit the pool. 
 Swimming is something our family really enjoys doing together and as the kids have gotten older, they have become quite proficient at it. 
 This visit to the pool earned Sophie her very first yellow necklace! The Y gives out yellow and green bands as a way of identifying a swimmers ability and skill level.
Yellow means an intermediate swimmer and green means advanced.
You have to pass a test, given by a life guard, in order to receive a necklace.
Sophie is ONLY four, and I was very hesitant about allowing her to test, but she was adamant she could do it.  And if you know my Sophie girl, you know that once she's decided to do something...she does it!!!
She tested and PASSED with flying colors! Even the life guard was impressed with how well she could swim.
So, for the first time EVER Sophie could go down the green slide with her BIG brothers.
She was one proud little swimmer and has yet to take off that bright yellow necklace she was given. 
She wears it EVERYWHERE and wants to tell EVERYONE about her swimming test!!
And if Sophie has anything to say about it, it won't be too long before we are all suiting up and heading to the Y pool again for another fun winter swim;)


Melanie said...

This is SO precious! Way to go sweet Sophie! This does not surprise me one bit! From all of the huge smiles in the photos, I can tell it was a GREAT day!

Sue W said...

I just love hearing about all your adventures!! I hope you keep your blog open..if not can you add me?:) My "baby" is 16 and I really miss the younger ages!
Wish I lived closer so I could come play with your kiddos!

Sue W said...

I just love seeing all the adventures you and your children go on! My "baby" is 16 and I really miss the younger age! I wish I lived closer so I could come play with your children!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

Way to go, Sophie!!!