When it's Wednesday and you realize your kid is still wearing the dress she wore to church on SUNDAY. #badmom
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Brian became an official so he got to be the mean man that disqualifies little kids. Plus he had to wear the dorky "Officials" outfit and old man white shoes. I'm so proud of him, lol. I did have to draw the line when he tried to add an awful looking sun hat to his get-up. "Is that your husband." "Nope, not mine, I have no idea who he is." Kidding, kidding.
|There's my official man|
Halle, Arden, and Jack all swam this year. Some tidbits on them...
Jack only made it across the pool one time the whole season at a meet, but hey, he's four. The one time he was successful was due to the major bribing of cotton candy and ice cream. This is Jack his first week of swim practice with Coach Lauren. He loved his junior coaches: Lauren, Sterling, Austin, and Nicolas.
He received one of the funny awards from the coaches. He got a superman backpack since he declared himself Super Jack and always flexed his muscles
He also got a $150 gift card to a local swim shop for being the boy who raised the most money for Wacky Olympics. Thanks Papa Mike, Gigi, Aunt Sarah, and Uncle Adam!
|At this particular swim meet another swimmer took to babysitting him the whole meet, all on her own. He loves older women, and the fact that she had a teddy bear.|
|And he loves younger women. There was a 45 minute gap between Arden's practice and Jack's practice. During this time Jack played with his friend, Emerson, on the playground. This is them walking from the pool to the park.|
Hanging at the ready bench with some of his boys: Sutton, Kaiser, and Kyle.
|she received the "high point" award for 7/8 girls.|
|A big part of swim team is the camaraderie. One of Arden's best friends also joined swim team this year. They had so much fun swimming relays together and the weekend sleepovers before swim meets.|
|Arden was invited to be on the progressive relay team at Ponderosa! She is the little one there in the gold cap. For progressive relay, you have five swimmers: one 7/8, one 9/10 one 11/12, one 13/14, and one 15/up girl. They totally got smoked, but it was a good experience for Arden.|
This was a great season for Halle. She made Ponderosa again and was 0.4 seconds away from breaking the pool record for fly. She still has next year to do it since it is a 13/14 girls record and next year she'll be 14. I know she'll do it!
She made some friends and got to know the coaches pretty well. She likes year-round swimming, but I think she really enjoys summer league because it keeps the fun in swimming, and is not so serious. There's lots of social events and you get to hang out with the kids in the neighborhood.
|You would think swimming is a pretty safe sport (well, you know, other than drowning) but actually Halle has been injured a few times. Here she had pulled her shoulder muscle. This is a candid shot taken by our team photographer of her in pain trying to massage it out before her race. At least she didn't chip four front teeth by running into the wall. Yeah, that happened to another one of our swimmers.|
|off the starting block. I love these action shots because they're hilarious|
|My kid racking up the points at Summer Thunder|
|She helped mentor two younger girls on the swim team and helped Arden and Jack with their strokes. She made some new friends and had a great season. Since Halle is so quiet, she got a princess whistle as a funny award from the coaches: princess because it's beautiful just like her beautiful strokes (have you seen this kid swim? She's like a mermaid in the water.) And a whistle so she can be loud. Ha!|
|Brian and I had to work a few shifts at Summer Thunder. We chose the best job ever, putting labels on medals. You get the best seat (and by seat I mean you get to SIT.... in the AC!) in the house to watch all the races, and the job is super easy. We feel like we deserve some medals too. Real winners right here folks.|
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
So I'm sick with a head cold. Arden tells me, "I'm bringing you a blanket, pillow, and water. Make sure you drink a lot of water."
Me, "Thank you, you're going to be an excellent mommy when you grow up."
I'm expecting a sweet reply in return.
Arden, "Uh-huh, when I'm a mom I'm going to yell at the kids just like you do."
Parenting goals. Mother of the year.
Monday, May 30, 2016
Arden really wants to be an aunt so she asked me how she could become one.
Me, "Well, Halle or Jack would have to have a kid for you to become an aunt."
"If Halle has a baby then she would have to take care of three kids: Jack, me, and her kid."
"Well no, because you'll be grown up by then."
"Oh. So then that means you'll be almost dying by then."
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Jack wanted a cup, so I got one for him out of the dishwasher. I poured some chocolate milk into it. He loves chocolate milk after all. He came to me after a minute and said, "the chocolate milk in the brown cup makes me go "bleh." I don't like it."
Me, "well maybe it's expired." I taste it and it tastes fine.
He says, "I just want water."
Me, "you don't like chocolate milk anymore?"
Jack, "no, only on Fridays."
Well damn, today is Wednesday. Next time I'll know better.