In the excitement of my parents visit, I forgot to post a Very Important Event that happened this week -- Zack earned his green wrist band at the pool! What does that mean? It means he is now officially allowed to swim in the deep end all by himself. He passed the test, which entailed swiming the length of the Olympic pool (he did that using a combination of regular swimming and backstroke) and tread water for a while.
He is VERY proud and so am I. This is such a big deal -- he's not yet five and he can swim so well!