Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Little Mermaid

Last week Alexa finished her second round of Preschool Swimming Lessons.  Before that we had always been in the Mom and Tot ones where one of us is in the water with her.  Not this time, now that she was 3 she got to go solo and boy was she excited.  I'm pretty sure she loves us but I think sometimes it's just hard to tell because she is such an independent little girl. :)

Anyway within two days of the first session she was transformed.  All she wanted to do was get under the water.  There was a couple times her teacher had to kindly ask her to stay on the side of the pool when she was waiting for her turn to do something.  Yeah, she wasn't having that.  So I think they must have compromised because she got to be in the water but had to be touching the side.  (I'm so glad to see we aren't the only ones who gets conned by her!) :)

At the end of this past 3 week session her teacher said she was ready to move to the next level!  She was able to do back and front floats, swim using her arms and swim under water.  I couldn't believe she was doing all that in just a few weeks!  I told her she was my little fishy and she said, "No Mommy, I am a Mermaid!"

So now onto the next level, Preschool 2.  Hopefully she doesn't learn so quick this time because you have to be 5 to be in swim school (which would be the next level) and that's still a year and a half away.  Seriously, this girl is a little fish...every day she asks if we can go swimming.  I love that.

Here she is with her Best Friend who took the class with her.  They had so much fun together and surprisingly didn't get into much trouble!  They are both talkers, you would think they were teenagers when they get together.

Here she is with one of her teachers.  He was so good with the little kids and Alexa loved him.

That's my little Mermaid!


Jen said...

Don't you just love knowing that she can swim! What a great life lesson! She looks so cute in her little suit!
Have fun!

Lourie said...

Awww so cute! She is a little mermaid. She even has red hair like Ariel!

He & Me + 3 said...

Awe she is so cute with her braids. What a brave little girl. She could be the little mermaid with that beautiful hair.

Tina Fisher said...

Wow Laura! You have some awesome pictures there!

And that little we! She's is fish!

You will treasure that first picture one day when those two girlies are teens!

Stephanie said...

Those are so good! Congrats to her for doing such a wonderful job!!!

Slavik Royalty said... it! Swimming is the BEST!

carma said...

that is wonderful that she is doing so well!!! and the sad thing is that she probably passed my level 2 sessions ago ;-)

water skills are so important; it is a relief that my son is a good swimmer. I made sure of this so he wouldn't turn out like mom :D

Carrie said...

How awesome! Doesn't that make you feel so much better that they are comfortable in the water. Little ones and water always scares me so it is nice when they aren't scared and are able to maneuver themselves a bit. Awesome job Alexa!

Bethany said...

She thinks everything through! Why be a fish if you can be a mermaid? :) You are a blessed mama!