Sunday, April 26, 2009

Homer House Sports Update

Wow, what a weekend, I am one tired puppy! This weekend's swim meet had a 5:15 am wake up call. We had high hopes that Ryan would post a time in the 50 fly and make the Iron Man. Pretty cool thing for a 6 year old. We had to deck enter her so we got that all set up and ready to go. We look down to see if she was lined up, and she wasn't there....there was a mess up with the late entry and she was standing down at the other end. Rob RAN down the steps, across the pool deck, grabbed Ryan and ran back across the pool screaming, "whoa! whoa! whoa!" I'm up in the stands yelling, "wait"!...the refs heard us and let her get on the blocks. She swam great the first 25, did a two hand touch and looked like she was in the clear. Apparently she did a breast stoke pull in there somewhere and got a DQ. Oh, well. We tried. :) We had not told her (no pressure) so she had no clue. I did mention it today and she was ok with it. The other highlights were that we had an unprecedented amount of DQ's. All season we had maybe 6 DQ's from both kids...yesterday we had 5 events DQ'ed. Hmmm, Jared accomplished the rare, yet attainable, TRIPLE DQ. Yes folks, he DQ'ed on every turn in his 100 Fly. It was like watching a western movie where the guy got shot and he was "dead", but the just kept shooting him...we think he may have actually had a 4th DQ for a double kick but oh well.

As BAD as yesterday was PHENOMENAL! Jared once again set at Homer House first, he broke 5 out of 5 personal bests...every event he swam he broke his best time today! Yahoo! Not only that, he posted points for every event for a total of 37 points (unheard of from JB!!). For his 50 Free he was head to head with his buddy Anthony. It was SO close, .08 hundreds of a second...Anthony finished 6th (getting a trophy) and Jared finished 7th (no trophy). The difference...Jared coasted in and Anthony touched strong. Another learning experience. I was SO proud of the way he swam today. Pinkie had a great day as well. She broke 3 of 5 personal bests and posted 26 points (are you kidding? 26??--that's REALLY good folks). She was in a head to head against her friend Lauren and again it was within a frogs hair. If her arms were just a bit longer.... :) Her shining moment was when she was doing her 100 free, and was looking pretty tired, then all of a sudden, the last 15 yards, she turned on the juice and ended up taking 5 seconds off her time. A.W.E.S.O.M.E!! She can up to us beaming and said that when she saw the flags she turned on her firecracker power..ok, whatever works! ***Just an FYI, you get 16 points for 1st, 15 for 2nd, 14 for third on down to 1 point for 16th. The points determine which swim TEAM wins the meet. Since swimming is such an individual sport, I like to let the kiddos know when they post points so that they are aware that what they do has an effect on the entire team as well.

Back home and off to soccer with Kevin. I have missed 2 games this year :( so I was very happy to see him play!! The kids were undefeated last season and so far this season. Coach put Kevin in as goalie for the 3rd quarter and he had THREE great saves. Unfortunately I forgot my camera and missed getting it on film. Bad mommy! They played great, but lost. Yes, they lost so they got a taste of reality :)

Soccer still has a few weeks left, swimming Short Course is done until Fall. We will be embarking on Long Course in a few weeks. I will take Jared to Chamblee alone (apparently they judge really hard there..ha, not like this weekend???) and Ryan, Rob and Kevin will be at the soccer fields. Ryan will have her first long course meet in June. Summer swim is here in a couple weeks. SUMMER itself is only 20 school days away!! We are so excited to have some summer fun together....

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Spring Break 2009

It's relay season so I am running WAY behind. I wanted to get these up last week but there aren't enough hours in the day sometimes. :) Thank you mom and dad for and AWESOME week. We knew that schedules were going to get hectic, so it was a great week of relaxing, playing outside and Easter fun. After a few months and a pitcher of margaritas, ask me about the "adventure" that Jared and Ryan took on their bikes...3 miles away from way. Enough chit chat-here's some pics from our fantastic week. Oh, BTW, my homework was to read the manual on my camera, I didn't do that-so I am still playing with my camera, settings and editing. Enjoy!
Hi Ryan!
Kevy found the golden egg!
Every shot of Jared has that expression...quite funny!
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this shot...Jared got up on a bench and got the egg for Kevin. The Bunny must have hopped way high up to get it there...This shot was so cute, much better then the one with all of them looking at me. I love this one :)
This is one of my all time favorite pictures EVER...sometimes you know when you have a great shot, this one is one of my fav's!!
So cute! Ryan, Rusty and Ms. Sherry
The Look...
"I love you Rusty!!!"
Ryan caught 2 fishys (Kevin wants y'all to know he caught 4)...but look how happy she is! I haven't even caught a bass yet (in my entire life) and she caught two in one week!
Grandfather had to help hold it. Kevin actually picked it up but his smile was goofy from me taking so many pictures.
Big brother likes to help...
Ryan post basket bliss
Kevin finally found it, that rascally rabbit hid his basket really well!Jared was ecstatic with his Easter basket...

Friday, April 3, 2009

Favorite Photo Friday

I love this picture. It is from the Spring Break 2008 file. Rob, Rick, Jennie, Tom and I went on a cruise last year and we split up the kids. Kevin and Ryan went to my parents and Jared went to Rob's parents. The kids had an awesome time all around. When the dice landed here I found this photo in the file and quit rolling---this is ALL Kevin ever wants to do--FISH! That's my boy! :)Have a safe and wonderful Spring Break!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

"I wish I had Haley..."

Ryan's letter to Mama Christina:
I want Haley to come home with me so I can play with her.
Please kiss her for me.
I can't wait to visit her.