Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Otter Making Time

This family is responsible for creating and surprising about 70 swimmers on the night before the post season events.  It takes a week or so to go though and create all the signs.  We designed an Otter a few years back and then decorate it to encourage each individual swimmer.  We try to give the Otter the same suit as the one the swimmer wears.  We talk about the post season event they are swimming in.  We have so much fun doing this.  Some of our none swim team friends even help us.  

As mom in charge of this I always stress about getting it done.  We always do.  My kiddos are great and pull together every time.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day Jason

Father's Day started with a blessing at Mass.
J wanted a quiet uneventful day.  Sugar and Possible surprised him with a gift - beautiful pieces of meat.
The party started after everything was prepared.  This man lives for fatherhood.  His kids adore him.

We went around the table and all offered some "thank you"s to J.  Bear made us all try as he pointed out how rare it is to have a dad that is so involved and that really cares about the details of his children's lives.

The food was so good.  The older ones sat around the fire pit with a few cigars to discuss their dad.
In moving onto deserts we decided to also get cakes to sing happy birthday to Bagel, Adorable and Beautiful.  It is hard to get everyone together in this family. When we are all together (and not standing next to a pool watching someone swim) we need to make the most of it.

So we cheered Dad for fathers day, Bagel for her 13th birthday (June16) and the twins for their 5th birthday (May 19).  In the end it was lots of singing, celebrating and cake eating.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Otters At Divisional

Our divisional meet was here.  It would be a very busy day.  I had to highlight every event that we would be swimming in for the day.  This was almost overwhelming.  We tried to watch every swim.  We saw many of them.  

Adorable decided to swim at Divisionals while Beautiful did not want to try.

Beautiful would be there were the rest of us to cheer on Adorable. 

This swim was short but gave me so much job.
I am so proud of this little lady.  Adorable was ready and excited and tackled this new adventure like  champ.

I also loved having the chance to watch all the siblings cheering her on at every turn.

I don't know who was more excited about this swim.
Adorable was very proud of her swim but so were her siblings.


Beautiful and Adorable passing the time.










More Jumba

More Bagel

More Princess

Ending with more Pickle

The swim season ends today.  We still have the end of season Invitational Meets but the regular season is over.  They all did great.