Sunday, July 25, 2010

Oh what do you do in the Summertime??

So I can tell you that the answer to that question is NOT Blog. I'm sorry to all of my faithful followers (all 2.5 of you) I have not been blogging because well... I don't want to. I could say that it's because I'm "too busy" but in all honesty I still find time to watch Real Housewives of New York so I can't really say that I'm too busy.

What I have been doing this Summer is some pretty fantastical stuff. Probably my favorite part of the Summer has been that my girls were on a swim team. Not just any swim team, MY swim team. The one I used to swim for when I was just a wee tator tot. (No I was not round back then I was just refering to the size of a tator tot).

It started off with a whole lot of prayer. See you have to be able to swim half of a length to be on the swim team and Paige... well she could swim about 2 feet and she knows the universal sign for "Pull me up I'm Drowning".
So I told Paige she would get to go to Swim team for just one week ( I couldn't guarantee that they would actually keep her.) BUT THEY DID!!! (See kiddos prayer works)

So for the months of June and July the girls have been going every morning to practice. They've actually become pretty decent swimmers. That's when they decide to use their arms. A few weeks ago Paige told me that she had discovered that she swims FASTEST when she doesn't use her arms. I of course told her very nicely that she was crazy and that she has to use her arms in the swim meets... Well for her last meet she decided to show off her real skillz.

They shoot off the gun and she goes! Then we realize she's not using her arms. I think that was the first time I have ever heard a coach yell "USE YOUR ARMS" she did the whole length without her arms and NO it was not her fastest time.

So in honor of a fabulous summer filled with swimming here are a few pics

So Here is my newest swimmer... I think she's pretty adorable. Yes I am a mean mother and yes that is a swim cap on her head (and goggles) and NO she did not cry at all. She's used to this kind of abuse, I mean have you seen the bows I put this girl in.

Here is Kelly after she swam in a meet. Pretty darn cute if you ask me.

And then there was Paige. She was able to cut 2 minutes off of her backstroke, and she can now make it all the way across the pool. I would probably say that her favorite part has been the socializing.


Kelli said...

We miss you...........booo hooooo....

Kara said...

So glad you are back blogging. I've missed the daily laughs (no pressure there).

Laura F said...

Love the swimming pics! We should get together, I need the therapy in this blistering heat. Have the girls finished swim team yet?

The Pagets in Florida said...

My swim team (instructor) told me I would never be able to swim. I am glad there is some encouragement there.

Zana said...

a classic picture with goggles on a baby will always make me smile...or crack up.

she is way too cute!

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