Monday, June 9, 2008

Big Kid Mattie

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!

6 comments:

Jill & Kevin said...

Well, that's exciting that Mattie might be able to move up. Now you don't have to get in the water, although as the summer moves on you might want to! Fun, fun.

shay said...

Mattie, the Great. Maybe she can teach her 8, 9, and 10-year-old cousins how to swim! I'm sure Lex and Iz would love a lesson or two also! I'm one of 'those' irresponsible parents who said 'forget it' after I spent $500 2 summers ago on swim lessons (lots of kids) and they were so OLD for lessons that they were swimming with the 5 years olds. This is what happens when you wait too long to expose them to the deep end. Oh well, good thing I know CPR>

Teresa Brower said...

Mattie, we're going to start calling you "The Little Mermaid". Way to go!

Emily said...

CUTE pic of Mattie & Gibbs. I really want to get my kids into swim lessons, but I don't know how to juggle both of them. Plus I have a fear of water, it's an old ridiculous story. Anyway, WAY TO GO Mattie! I'm sure she'll do great.

Stephanie said...

Mattie is getting so big! She is a good little swimmer. I love the picture of Gibbs and Mattie! Too cute.

Rebecca said...

Mattie is a little fish...I love it! and that picture of Mattie and Gibs is a riot. Thanks for sharing.