Netta, who is often shy and reserved, is also often brave and amazing. For instance, we went sailing with my brother Josh a couple days ago and she insisted on swimming back to the surfboard as the boat slowly pulled it. Other kids did this but never alone. But Netta! We smiled and admired her as she struggled to get on the board and watched as he expression morphed between fear and elation. We couldn't get her off the thing.
And then today we just returned from a superfun one-night trip to a hotel and Banning State Park. At the hotel pool the girls, who both have undergone a swimming-confidence-growth-spurt, swam and swam. And Netta even did this, over and over and over. By herself. With no life vest. It's big deal in her little world and was superfun for her parents to watch!