I'm one proud mama!! Today, at Maddox's swim lesson, he swam all by himself with his face in the water!!! WOO HOO!!!! This was his fourth lesson (he has 2 more to go) and he did great! I was so proud of him. This has not been the easiest 4 classes ever. He was a bit disappointed in the beginning when he didn't "get it" immediately. He likes to be great at whatever he does (who doesn't?) and was getting frustrated that it wasn't coming naturally to him. He has 4 cousins that are excellent swimmers and he wants to be just like them. Well buddy, today proved that you are well on your way!!!! He's been practicing putting his face in the water and blowing bubbles every night in the bath. All his practice, hard work, and bravery paid off today. You could tell how excited he was after he did his first "solo swim" (although the coach was ready to grab him as soon as he needed her). He was grinning ear to ear...which makes it a little difficult to keep your mouth closed to hold your breath!! His confidence just got a major boost. He walked out of Swim Atlanta with his head held high! To make it even more special, Bebe had come to watch his lesson today! So, she too, was able to see him do well. He's a proud pumpkin and I'm so happy for him! Way to go, Maddox! I LOVE YOU!!!