Alice has made huge strides in the last 24 hours with regard to swimming.
As of a few days ago she had learned to move around astonishingly well in her life jacket, kicking like a little motor boat, totally confident. Still, she would not willingly put her face in the water, which is a big deal for learning how to actually swim.
Yesterday, wearing goggles, she discovered the joys of leaping off of a platform into the water! Total immersion. She's now completely comfortable getting her entire head wet. In theory this will assist with learning how to swim without a life jacket, we think. Also, it's extremely cute. There are more photos in the Road Trip album (if you haven't got the link, drop me a note, I will cheerfully share it with you!) Here are a couple samples, though: