Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer Fun

This summer we have been busy having fun with lots of new things for us.  The biggest is supporting Miranda on swim team.  Last summer she taught herself how to swim, it wasn't fancy, but she could get across the pool and jump off the diving board with her friends.  We thought swim team would be great for her.  She has done an amazing job.  She went to practice on many days in the rain without complaint.  She has loved almost every minute of it.

Our very first swim meet it was a torentual down pour THE WHOLE TIME!  She has conintued to improve her time at each meet.  Her very last meet she was not feeling well at all.  She was not her normal joyful self but she participated and even "popped" her time in her butterfly.  She is so fun to watch swim because she is smiling the whole time!

At time trials we stood at the end of the pool cheering her on and one of the other moms told me to cheer louder her.  I couldn't cheer at all because I was on the verge of bawling!  I was so grateful for the dark glasses I was wearing so no one could see I was such a crybaby.  (In my defense Jeremy got a little misty eyed the first time he watched her race too.)  There was my baby girl competing in something for the first time and hearing people cheer for heart was full!

She had her pictures done recently and I am afraid to brag about her, but she is a beauty!
 And her fabulous team:
It has been such a great experience that I hope next year we can get at least the four oldest and maybe even Lauren to participate.  I love watching these itty bitty kids jump in the water with hands and feet facing the water!

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