Friday, August 09, 2013


Swim team. It was a big decision. It was a big commitment. It was expensive. It was every day. It was four months long. Those Saturday swim meets were LONG and hot. There was lots of volunteering.

It was also really fun. We all got in the water more. The kids liked it. They met new friends. They were part of a big team with lots of fun activities all the time and lots of camaraderie.They learned some team cheers and they say them all the time.  They learned about commitment. They had awesome coaches.  And the best part is, they became awesome swimmers!  And by awesome, I just mean they love to swim, they are super comfortable in the water, they can swim for days without grabbing on to anything and they are safe. :-)

First race for Finn. By the last race, that dive was pointed toward the water. :-)

with coach Maddie right before her first race


 In both videos Finn and Selah are in lane closest to the bottom of the screen. Please excuse my scratchy voice yelling in the background.  Eeew.

Thursday, August 08, 2013


It's a tradition on our swim team for a lot of the boys and coaches on the team to get mo-hawks for championships, during the pep rally a few days before. Other kids just spray some wash-out dye in their hair and call it a day. At first Finn sprinkled some black hair dye his and that was that. A real risk-taker! :-)  And then when we were almost all the way to the car after the pep rally, he decided to go for it. I was so surprised. He's been surprising me a lot lately. 

Game face on

 I sort of liked it long on top like this. If you're going for a hawk, might as well spike it up real high, right?

There's that black hair dye from earlier.
 But in the end we opted for the "low-hawk". With some color.