Monday night (with heat indices hovering around 110!), we had our last regular season meet--this was the view. Not too shabby, huh?
We lost (as we did every meet this year), but since we're a family who swims for the fun of it, we weren't that worried about it. There's always next summer. :o)
When we got home, Lil sat down with her, and Beanie dictated a note to the tooth fairy. Lil took dictation, and if they tooth fairy hadn't taken the note with her, I'd share it with you. Alas...
I felt like my girlies were "real" swimmers with their event, heat and lane written on their hands! :o)
I was only able to get one action shot as the pool deck was crowded with people--there were kids from all the VPSU teams present and it was a packed field!
This is Beanie waiting for the relay to begin. She was the anchor leg.
Now, I need to be real here and say there was another little girl who should have been swimming instead of Miss Bean. Yes, she's a hard swimmer and she gives it her all, but this little girl is an older and faster swimmer and deserved the slot. I have no idea how Bean was selected, but she was, and she gave it her all. I couldn't ask for more than that.
They were all very darling girls and gave it everything they had. I can't help but think Bean's split was faster than her event time.
Lindsay and I had to return after 4:00 to breakdown our tents and load up coolers and such, and I brought B and the girls with us. The girls collected litter and debris from the grounds while the adults pulled down the tents/canopies.
We stopped by N&P's on the way home to see if Pop would like to join us for dinner--we were having spaghetti at Bean's request so she could suck sketti noodles through her new gap :o)--and he joined us for a lovely meal.
When he returned home, the girls hit the hay and I fell asleep on the couch. That sun, it'll knock you right on out!
It's been a busy first half of the summer and I'm truly sorry swim team is over. We're looking into year 'round swimming for Beanie come fall and I'll keep up the private half hour lessons with Bobby.
But, as sorry as I am summer swim is over, there's a part of me that is really looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow. :oP