Thursday, June 21, 2007

Aqua Jets

This year was our first year to have the opportunity to put the kids on a summer swim team. When we started the season we had 30 toes enrolled to swim...that quickly changed. It was quite obvious to us at the first practice that the team was not as developmental as we had hoped. Laura was reduced to tears within the first five minutes. She is still having fun cheering her big brother and sister on.

We have already had two meets and it has been such a blast to watch the kids compete and gain confidence. At the second meet they both stretched themselves and tried new things. Emma swam the individual medley relay and Andrew swam backstroke. Both of them were nervous as the heat was about to start but were so proud of themselves when it was over and they had overcome their fears, I was swelling with pride.

Laura had asked me if she could dip her feet in the pool, I thought that would be fine. Well, within about ten minutes I looked over and she was fully clothed and soaking wet. It was pretty cute but I was not swelling with pride... smiling on the inside instead. :) Her coot.

Here are some pictures from the last meet. Go Aqua Jets!



4 comments:

Sheri said...

Those are great pictures! Go Aqua Jets!

And, little Laura sounds like she's still having fun!

BuzyBeeDebra said...

Love your site. Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my guest book at www.freewebs.com/50toefamily - you are right, we have a lot in common. I love your pic of the toes, can I borrow it? Email me at buzybeedebra@gmail.com - thanks so much.

Alycia said...

I love your pictures! It looks like they are having a great time! I bet it was cute to see Laura soaking from head to toe :) You are such a fun family ~ I hope we can meet some day. I am happy to be back online and visiting your blog again! Have a great weekend!

Kate said...

Love the action shots!
The pool - best place (well besides the beach!) to be in the summer.