Monday, September 12, 2011

I hear it's your birthday

Ok not yours, but mine. Yes I am officially one year older and wiser too! Jeremy took the day off and we lounged around the house. I then got to work in Logan's classroom while Jeremy did the Costco shopping with the four little ones, I know he is amazing! After that a good friend showed up with goodies in her hand. After welcoming her in and talking for a minute, Jeremy says "I haven't told her." She was there to watch our kids so we could go out to lunch, eat SLOW and TASTE the food. It was really nice, I am grateful for such a wonderful friend. Then we hung out and Jeremy cooked me dinner, Tri-Tip and baked potatoes. Then I made dessert, Apple Turnovers, those were almost as good as the Tri-Tip. While things were cooking I got to open my presents.

Jeremy decided to switch things up this year. He handed the kids a baseball cap with slips of paper in them. I got to pick out a paper, one at a time. As I quickly found out, the slips of paper held the clue/location of each of my gifts. There was a gift hidden in the bathroom, our bedroom, mixed in with jeremy's GRAPHIC NOVELS aka comic books, my china cabinet and a few others. It was a fun way to receive gifts. The kids and I enjoyed running around the house to locate my treasures. I felt extremely spoiled.
Thank you to the man who takes care of us, even though his plate is jam packed with responsibility. We are still number one to him and he spoils me even when I am a little less than deserving. Thank you for all you do and thanks for the fabulous gifts. I love every single one!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Blogs are for bragging right?

We had a super crazy busy Saturday (Do I hear a oh yeah? I am sure mine was busier?)!  It ended with the culmination of Miranda's first year of being on swim team.  They expressed that starting after the age of nine is hard and it only gets harder from that point on.  Since they are swimming against people who have been on swim team for years!

Miranda got her trophy and it was a gold trophy (well the name plaque anyway).  I learned that 1-15 PBs (personal bests, popped times or you may easily say, beating their fastest time recorded) gets you a silver, 15-50 gets you a gold and 50+ gets you a green (I am sure it has something to do with the GATORS!)  Well Miranda got a gold.  I am so proud of her.  Every time she went out and performed and got better every time practically.

When she started the year her breast stroke was a combination of breast and butterfly, it was actually comical. I thought she would get DQ'd (disqualified) for incorrect stroke but they said it was fine.  It has been so amazing watching her grow.  As the season progressed she smiled less when she swam and wore a more serious game face.  She WANTED to do better, but was so happy to participate in any race she could!

Which leads me to her next award.  Most Improved.  There were a lot of first time swimmers, like Miranda, this year which means lots of room for improvement.  The coaches picked one boy and one girl from each age group.  They gave a nice intro using phrases like "this girl" so we didn't know until the end.  Then I was bummed that I didn't record it.  The words were so nice I wish I had!

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