she did it! she conquered her first set of swim lessons and finished with a ribbon for being the most encouraging in her class for always cheering the other kids on. i am beyond proud of my girl and the best part is that she is so proud of herself, just in case you weren't able to tell by the smile on her face above.
now for a video of her swimming (basically unassisted):
she still has her floaty on and a noodle, obviously, but it's still pretty impressive! all legs kicking and arms flailing to get her moving, but she does it on her own. my mini michael phelps makes me happy! ;) p.s. little does she know, when we get back from disney world she'll be starting up lessons again and her daddy will be able to be at her first one. squee!