Monday, November 5, 2012

July's Swim Meet

Because I spend nearly every "spare" moment reading, writing or some other form of studying for school, I find it hard to sit down to write for "fun".  However, because I haven't finished sorting through summertime pictures, I've had a nagging feeling that I really need to get this done, so here goes.... a recap from the swim meet. 

July's weather was hot, hot, hot.  And with taking 3 full time classes and starting a new internship at the hospital, it was busy, busy, busy.  

 Truthfully, it's tougher than I remember trying to balance school with kids and work.  The kids are older and busier and seem to continue to get older and busier.  Not just with the few extra curricular activities we do, but just with every day stuff.  They want to help make dinner, or fold laundry, or ask me crazy questions like what's bigger a heart or a stomach....and it seems like above all else, they just want time, time with me and time with Keith. So, we've both been working hard to be extra responsible about our use of technology around the kids.

Moving on to the swim meet....this first group of pictures is from the last swim practice.

 At the last practice, the kids were given their uniforms for the big swim meet!  Everyone looked so sharp in their bright blue swimwear.

 Practicing her dive off the block.  She loves doing this!

 Joshua leaping off the block.  He's really improved as the summer has gone by.

 Giving cards to Coach Chad.  Chad is very patient with all of the kids and is really one of the reasons why we are considering the same program next year.

Joshua and Megan all ready for their swim meet.  So cute!!!

 Getting a few practice dives in.

Of course, it starts raining just before the meet began.  Keith, Daniel and I cuddled under an umbrella to be volunteer timekeepers.

 More pictures of the kids warming up...

 Joshua getting ready to swim in one of his races.  This one was the freestyle.

 The kids and their team.

The kids and the ribbons they won for placing in their races.   Joshua placed 2nd in one race and 3rd in another.  Megan placed 3rd in one race and 4th in another.

Coach Chad and Coach Logan.  It was a great summer swim program!!

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