Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Club Meet

The boys' swim team had their second meet of the year this weekend. This meet only includes members of the local swim team, and its purpose is mainly to help the younger ones, who are not yet on the competitive team, get used to how a swim meet works, and inspire them to join the competitive team. 

Noah came in 1st or 2nd out of 3 each time, and Benjamin always came in first! (out of... uh... one.)

Benjamin diving

Noah warming up

Champion!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Still Swimming

Noah and his teammate had a meet at Laon this weekend. Noah came in third in 50-meter backstroke and second in 50-meter butterfly.


Swim meet or vacation? 

Big brother along to encourage


Monday, March 19, 2018

Benjamin's swim meet at Couloisy

This was our first time at this pool - its added attraction is that it's next door to a middle school that has a special swimming program through the school. If only it weren't 25 minutes away, over tiny roads, with no bus transportation offered, it would be a great option for the boys for school.

Coach lets Noah warm up with Benjamin and their teammate.


Benjamin

Warm-up pool not as crowded as usual - but Noah's head is popping up there in the middle, waiting for an opening.



Out of his four races, Benjamin improved three of his times. He came in 2nd for his age in 100m backstroke and 3rd in 100m butterfly. Not bad!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Noah is 10

Ten. How is that even possible...Noah invented his own birthday cake recipe, which ended up being like a brownie. We made royal icing for him to decorate it with. The purple near the bottom is a swimming pool. We invited his swim team friend over along with his little brother and their mom to have cake with us.



He didn't get a tablet, but he did get Pokémon cards!

And every 10-year-old's most requested gift... a raised purple garden bed!

He saw the garden bed in the supermarket ad a couple of days before his birthday, and added it to his list. Not sure yet what he'll be planting this year, though.