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;)