Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Swim Meet #2

Swim meet #2 was a fun one.  In between heats, Berkley chose to take his magazine with an article about Hamilton!  Otherwise, he swam fast and had fun!

Pre Swim Nap

Since Berkley's still in school, but the other area schools aren't, it makes for a tough schedule some days.  He has three swim meets happening on evenings when he still has school!  So, I convinced him it was a good idea to take a nap between school and his swim meet.  I think it'll help a ton until we are in complete summer mode.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Flips & Dives

One more week of school while everyone else around here is already finished, but we are embracing summer every afternoon as soon as the bell rings!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Soccer Sub

It's been almost 10 years since I've seen Stephen play soccer.  He's shifted his love to bicycles and let soccer take a back seat.  Today he subbed for a friend's team, scored their only goal and was just fun to watch playing the sport he loved for so long.

Triathlon #1

Time for the first of this year's Greensboro Youth Triathlon Series!  This will be Berkley's third summer competing it the series.  He will be 6 for the first 2 of the 3 races, but will turn 7 right before the final race.  So, per triathlon rules, he will race in the 7-8 category even though he won't even be 7 yet!  We'll see how that goes.  We expect this to be a fun year of growth as he learns to transition without a parent to help him...that's probably the biggest difference in moving up age groups!

With his pal Cameron before the first race...
7-8 year olds swim a 50  instead of a 25, but the bike & run amounts are the same as the 6 and unders.
The transition time was slow, but he figured it out!
Incredible!  Berkley had so much fun and had a strong third place finish!  We were super-proud!
There happened to be several kids from his school who participated and placed in this race.  It was fun to see them all together!

Friday, June 10, 2016


We have a few helmets hanging in our garage.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Surf City Spontenaity

Tiffany's girls were already out of school, and she convinced me to break Berkley out of school for a couple of days mid-week to go play at their beach house!

Twin swimsuits!
These three kiddos- their laughter...their happiness.  They are a delight.
It's such a gift to able to watch your kids play together on the beach from the back deck.
Amelia watching Berkley & Abigail body surfing.
Awake by 5:30, on the beach by 8am, body surfing and jumping waves by 9.  They had a great morning!
No trip to the beach is complete with out putt-putt!
Lunch on the water on a gorgeous afternoon!
Two years ago this week, these two were learning to surf in the Pacific with their moms and dads.  Today they are boogie boarding in the Atlantic by themselves.  I love these adventure buddies!
We are happy on the beach!
Being this kid's momma is pretty much the best.
When the kids need some shade, they make it happen.
Beach worn out is the best kind of worn out.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Friend Date

Because sometimes you need to drive over an hour away to have a friend date with one of your forever friends.

Swim Meet #1

First swim meet of the summer!

Primary Voting

I am registered as an unaffiliated voter.  This is a really random Election Day in NC.  I only got to vote for one person (since I don't belong to a party).  It was still totally worth it.

Monday, June 06, 2016

SciWorks Field Trip

Berk's class took a fun field trip to SciWorks in Winston-Salem, and Berk said I was "allowed" to chaperone! It was a fun day exploring and learning with Berk and his buddies.