Today Mattie started another session of swim lessons. This is her third session this year, and she is still in the Parent and Tot age group, which is 6 months to 36 months. When she turns 3 in September she gets to move up into the Preschool age class. Well, today she was working on some techniques Matt and I have practiced with her, and the head of the swim instructors saw her. She came over and asked me when Mattie would be turning 3 yrs old. I told her, and she said that she believes Mattie is technically where she needs to be now for the Preschool swim class. She talked with one of the instructors of the Preschool classes. There are different levels depending on the child's level of ability. Anyway, she came back over and said she would like Mattie to try the Preschool class on Wednesday at her next lesson! If she does well, she'll be moved up with the bigger kids permanently! I couldn't believe it. She is very excited and so am I. If she's not quite ready then she'll just move back down to Parent and Tot until September. I think that she'll do good. Her regular instructor has been telling us since last month, that she thinks Mattie is ready to move up. I guess the head instructor just had to see her and make the call!
I know that this is not a picture of Mattie swimming, but I thought that I would post a silly picture of Mattie and Gibbs in her wagon instead. They look like twiners!