Sunday, July 27, 2008
For recreation the kids have been reading, drawing, jumping on the trampoline, and swimming.
They also spent some time climbing the trees.
Here are just a few photos. Tasha all shaved up and Mia. The kids jumping on the trampoline and some first corn of the season pics.
Kole with corn
Kali with watermelon
Tasha with winter coat shaved off
Jumping on the trampoline
Saturday, July 26, 2008
The Dolphins were 5th out of 8 teams the last time it was announced. Kaci took 3 out of 5 first places in her heats. Overall she never finished less than 6th place out of 8 teams. Usually in the top 3. Kali faired just as well. Her relays were not the quickest, but they did very well and finished over all in the top 6. Kali took a second place in the 50 yard breast stroke by only 7 hundreths of a second. We think it was just the way she hit the pad or that her arm was 1/2 inch shorter than the other swimmer who took first.
The conference started with warmups at 3 pm and races started at 4 pm. Kali finished her last event (event number 62) at 8:15 pm. There were 3 heats per event so a total of 186 races by the time girls were done. They did not swim all. Kaci was in 5 heats of the 186 and Kali was in 3. Five is the maximum number a swimmer can participate in. Then there were 2 more events after those.
It was a long hot night pool side but it is done and we are glad they did participate in swim team.
Friday, July 25, 2008
We now have practices every Tuesday and Thursday. We still need to get out and buy practice pants, practice jersey, shoes and a mouthpeice. Things they could have told me when we signed up. Instead, I have three days to get the stuff and we can't get them until payday. Oh well, it will work out.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
This is our Dolphin swim team!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Kali had her friends Alyssa, Abigail and Taylor over. They had a great time!
Kaci and Kole had a not so great time. As you can see below. They watched. Kali did not want them being a part of her party with her friends.
After swimming and other water games they all including Kole and Kaci enjoyed an ice cream cake with pretty blue and yellow flowers on it.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
She can not have presents or cupcakes until her dad gets home from work. ha ha ha. That upset her just a little bit.
Kole, Kaci and I went out today to get their presents for her after Kole's eye exam. I know nothing like waiting until the last minute! But with swim meets on Saturdays and being busy or all together there was no time to sneak out and get anything. Besides that, it is a 30 minute drive to go shopping.
I will post pictures later after dad gets home.
The pictures are: Kali posing, Kaci and Kole with Reiko and Carmella, Kaci with birthday sign, Kali opening her card from us with money, Kali checking our her book on drawing people
Kali has taken up sketching and does a really good job except she was really having trouble with noses and mouths, so Kaci adn Kole got her a book to look at to see how to perfect that portion of her pictures. she does eyes really well.
She also received a sketch book, sketch pencils, a git card and money. Money is what she really wanted for a shopping trip with her friend.
Kaci made a really cute Happy Birthday sign for Kali also. We had twelve cupcakes. One for each year. This was after her favorite supper of lasagne and spinach leaves. Then we went for a dip in the pool. She is already trying to make a deal for next summer. What will I pay her a week to watch Kole and Kaci during the summer? hmmmm She suggested $10 a week. I think that is pretty good.... almost too little....