Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Teen Beach 2

Movie time, once again we got the gang together to enjoy a Disney movie.  We always have a blast learning the songs and the dance moves.  Even though the kids are all big now, we still must have a party together to celebrate and enjoy!

I love all those kids!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Otter Dinner With 15-18 Group

The Otter Tradition is for the coaches to treat the 15-18 age group out to dinner.  I hear they had a great time.  Coach Bear and Possible had a blast at dinner but Possible said that she doesn't understand why anyone likes seafood anyway.  They ate at Kobe's Japanese Grill and Sushi.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Invitationals - Post Season

Only the best are invited and I am not bragging at all (yes I am, but just because I am super proud of them) when I say that each of my kids earned a spot to swim at the All Star Invitations and one over qualified and made it in a few strokes to Ponderosa.  "Making it" to these post season swim events is not guaranteed.

The events were at two separate pools and both lasted two days.  The entire weekend was spent running to and from and back again.  In the end the kids swam their hardest, cheered their friends and all in all had a great time.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Otter Delivery

After the Otters were finished we set out to surprise the swimmers the morning of the post season invitationals.  The night before we gathered with the coaches, divided the signs and headed out.  Surprises are so much fun to deliver.

We owe our thanks to the B family girls for their artistic work and their help with deliveries.

It was also fun to discover the signs that Sugar made especially for her siblings.

It was most fun to see all the thank you the next mornings on FaceBook:

"Yes thank-u T family!!"

"Love the signs! Sorry we are missing All Stars this year. I had to take a minute to say LOVE OUR AMAZING COACHES! When did you have time to do this? Otter love!"

"T family made them and have been working on them for a while. I think the signs are absolutely adorable and fabulous!"

"So adorable! These kids will never forget this! Love love love the Tiemeyer family!"

"Thanks for the yard signs. They are adorable!"

"Thank you! love love love the signs. It was a great surprise for the kids to walk out and see them in the morning. New tradition!"

 "What a labor of love. Thank you to all!"

"Incredibly thankful for a great first season with the Otters! Our girls looked forward to seeing their friends and coaches every week. Thank you to the coaches and board for their dedication to our girls! Sophia was so excited about her Otters sign this morning!!!"

"Awesome surprise!! Thank you Otters and Coaches for a great season!!!"

"Thank you for this awesome surprise! What a fantastic way to start the day!"

ETC, ETC, ETC  you get the idea.  The Otter signs were a huge hit, the swimmers loved them, and we started a new tradition.  We were not ever going to say it was us but someone else shared that information. We were thrilled to see so much joy!

LTLC - Possible

Possible was picked to represent our parish at the LTLC conference this year.  She went with a group of cool kiddos and they were sent to grow in their faith.  The desire is that they will then know how to share that next year.

We know Possible is a leader it was so wonderful to see be invited to develop those skills.

I know these kids had an amazing time.  i am so happy for Possible and so very proud of her.