Ellie gets to go swimming twice a week at her school. These pictures are of the first time that she has ever been in a float - at all - without being held. Teacher was never far away but it looks like Ellie really loved the freedom of being on her own in the water. I think she looks like a ballet dancer in the first one! Ellie's teacher Kristin sends home pictures of Ellie's day on a regular basis which is yet another sign of excellence and nothing to hide and just what I need as a mom. I miss Ellie when she goes to school but who can argue with her having experiences like this. There is no way I could duplicate the variety of fun she has or the learning she gets. It's truly amazing. My little Water Fairy!