Saturday, June 25, 2016

~Georgia Tech Meet~

I have been so very lame taking pictures of John David at swim meets
partly because the lighting is awful and I get frustrated!
When the 2 of us went to Georgia Tech last year I was so mad at myself for not bringing my camera
Georgia Tech is where the '96 Olympics were held
and the lighting is oh so nice....very cool pool!

So I finally brought my camera on the trip this year
I love this meet, John David loves this meet
 it is really a lot of fun for me
it is really a lot of work for John David:)
He swam 3 races a day in prelims and went right back to the pool late afternoon for finals that evening.....
that translates to 
5 races on Friday
(one of his races Friday afternoon was a final so he did not have to swim it again)
5 races on Saturday
and just 2 on Sunday
needless to say he was wiped each day
but he had a great meet

contemplating his next race

I know these are repetitive but they are cool haha

talking with Coach Rick

the kids go report to their coach after each race to receive feedback 

after finals on Friday, his longest day
he was so so tired:)

this is what a 50 free looks like
a bunch of splashing body parts!
this race is always so close and fun to watch!

after his race looking at the score board to see the final times

Daniel and John David preparing for the 200 free

and they are off

checking out the clock to see his time
this child of mine is a bit competitive:)

All in all this was such a great meet for John David. He made it to finals every night and came away with all best times for him. 
Another cool thing about this meet is that took place the last weekend to make the Olympic trials.
We saw 3 kids make the trial times, many of them tried multiple times, and many did not make it by 100ths of a second. It is a brutal sport when trying to make Olympic trial times!
I cannot wait to see who makes it!

Catch Up IPhone Dump...

I cannot even call myself a "blogger" anymore
not that I ever posted a lot....
but I definitely kept up with our major events better than I am now!

John David and I went to Georgia Tech last weekend for a big swim meet
and I actually took my camera
shocker I know!

When I sat down to add his pictures I realized I have not updated the beginning of summer!
So here is a dump of the last day of school and the beginning of our crazy:)

Madeline and Carson at field day:)

park director

all the 3rd grade girls

Madeline adores Mrs Garrett:)

officially in the pool for summer
is it only my child that I see upside down...on a a pool????
Janie Jane is cray cray and oh so happy:)

Julianne's disgusted look as we are all watching the Bachelorette...
she actually wants to hear what is going on...
(like a normal person)
the rest of us are quite obnoxious with our ongoing comments
and of course totally entertained by ourselves haha
Julianne???? not so much

Madeline, Janie and I took a trip to Dallas to visit Aunt Meg and Uncle Pat
and cousins

Meredith took over the Mommy role

Madeline fell in love with Buttons

we painted pottery

we played in the rain and acted like fools...

went to movies with our cousins

and acted crazy in the airport waiting on our flight home haha
the girls were so so good and we had a special trip for sure!

while we were in Dallas John David and Hank went fishing in southern Louisiana

they brought home a bunch of great fish!

immediately the next day we were here....
this is essentially where I live in the summer
at a  pool somewhere, indoor, outdoor, in our neighborhood or out of state haha
I love love love watching my kids do what they love:)

sweet Carly following Janie around in the rain
 looking at the millions of things Janie is interested in
and don't forget listening to her talk a mile a minute :)
girlfriend has A LOT of words

Janie is READY  for her first swim meet of the season
this child LOVES to swim, she is a fish!

ready for her first race

she was pumped haha
Madeline invited Carson to come hang with her and watch their friends swim!

the fam came to watch:)

this made my day!
 She was swimming breast stroke and kept looking at the girls on either side of her:)
John David used to do the exact same thing, so so cute!

Okay I think that about sums up the beginning of our summer!!
Lots of time at, in, and around pools:)

Monday, June 13, 2016

John David's 8th Grade Graduation

My goodness it really happened...
John David will be going to high school!

can you tell he would rather be anywhere else but graduation??? haha

goodness that is a "Hank" look for sure:)

had to add this blurry pic since it is the only one with Caden in it!

yes they are weird:)

at dinner that night

and a party the next night!

John David is a joy to raise
I pray he will continue to make good decisions
love our Lord first
and his family and friends with the compassion he does.
We love you dearly JD!!!