Monday, June 30
Thursday, June 26
Wednesday, June 25
Tuesday, June 24
Just a quick Swimming 101 lesson, for those of you who have no flipping idea what I am talking about. As a young swimmer, you swim 2 years in an age group. Ages 8 and under, 9-10, and 11-12. Each has its own time standards which is relative to swimming in qualifying meets. Meaning, some meets you have to have the time cuts to swim in them - Junior Olympics being one of the hardest ones. Hannah is 10 right now, the top of her age group, but she turns 11 two weeks before Summer JO's. So she needs to be swimming those time standards NOW, to qualify to go in August. She just got 3 times! 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and 200 Individual Medley. Not too shabby.....for a 10 year old.
We are so very proud of all her hard work everyday. She has been committed to working out 2 hours a day, Monday thru Friday 6:30 am to 8:30 am. Saturdays - 8:30 am to 11:00 am. And a double afternoon workout Tuesdays and Fridays. She is awesome and we love her!!!
Hard work truly pays off!
Now if we could only get her to understand that she is a competitive swimmer and not a competitive diver - she might qualify in a few other events by not wasting time doing pike dives!!!!!!!
Wednesday, June 18
Tuesday, June 17
Monday, June 16
Friday, June 13
and then every morning I have been obsessed with looking at this:
Thursday, June 12
We've got beach balls - 50% off 99 cents.
We've got huge beach towels - 50% off 9.99.
We've got jump ropes - 50% off 2.99.
We've got a water cooler for Hannah - 50% off 3.99.
We've got an awesome bag (for I'm not sure what yet) - 50% off 14.99.
We've got little net thingys to cover your food outside (not sure why I got those, we don't have flying bugs here) - 50% off 5.99.
**and a little side note. Broke down and bought Pampers Easy-Ups for night time because Diego is on them. How could I pass that up?
Wednesday, June 11
Friday, June 6
Thursday, June 5
Wednesday, June 4
In just 6 short years??? Hannah as a kindergartner and Hannah as a fifth grader. Wow. Well, yesterday was the big graduation, lunch and then PARTY!!! Whoo hoo......... I am so fine with Hannah going off to Middle School,..........really.............I am really................well, I was until I saw this sign in the Multi Purpose Room at school:
Oh my......my daughter really is leaving this school..........this safe place...........this building that I have left her for the last 6 years for 180 days each year..........in the hands of people I know and trust.............oh my..........
The ceremony was lovely and the suitcase I packed with tricks and treats for Garrin to behave himself actually worked, so we were able to enjoy the moment. Before diplomas were given out there were some special awards given and unbenounced to Hannah she received the President's Award for Academic Excellence along with many other classmates. This award was given to students with Straight A's (or 1 B) in fourth and fifth grade combined. She looked pretty proud of herself, wouldn't you say?
I am by no means patting myself on the back for the continual
And here is our principal handing out the diplomas.
And the happy graduate!!!!
Lunch was next and as in my previous post, we were ditched. No, not really, the kids let us adults have our table and enjoy grown up talk for a while.
Hannah and Alex.
Kaitlyn and Sydney.
Then back to school to change for the party. Their theme was BEACH....you can tell when you attend a uniform school, because the girls were so thrilled to be able to were spaghetti straps!
The all looked great!
And obviously had a blast. I snuck in at the end of it all to get a couple of pictures.
Tuesday, June 3
Question three: Snacks I enjoy
Question four: Things I would do if I were a billionaire.
Get out of debt free - Do not pass Go - Do not collect $100
Buy numerous vacation homes.
Have massive amounts of plastic surgery so I can stop dieting/working out.
Buy my kids anything they want (oh, I do that now - maybe that's why I need a get-out-of-debt-free card).
Pay for my kids to have a great college education.
Travel to poor countries and volunteer time to help in whatever small way I could to make a difference.
Did I mention vacation homes....such as on this island of Tortola???
And lastly, Question five: Places I have lived.
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada for a very, very, very short time.......
East Hartford, CT
That's it folks.......Thank you very much.
I'll be here all week....