Friday, July 22, 2011

No more swim practice!

Wow.  It has been a long time since I blogged!  Now I have WAY too much to catch up on.

The past two weeks have been brutally busy.  Harlie's been going to summer school four days a week, and she's had therapy sessions FIVE days a week!  For two weeks!  I think I might be more tired than she is!  Well, I have been running (training for the marathon) so I'm sure that has something to do with my current exhaustion.  And tomorrow morning we will run nine miles.  In this current heat wave.  Good times!

I have to be quick - but thought I would share a funny thing from Murphy's LAST swim meet on Monday night.  They had a different theme for each meet.  And they encourage people to dress up in costume.  We didn't pay any attention to this for the first five meets.  But for the last one, Murphy said he wanted to dress up.  Sure.  Whatever.  Just get in the car, already.

Since I'm so terrible at reading my e-mails (that's really because I have had NO time to be on the computer) I didn't see that the theme was Athlete or Mathlete.

And Murphy dressed up as a....


Pirate.

(insert soundtrack of me laughing hysterically here)

Seriously.  I couldn't stop laughing.  Everyone else was dressed as an athlete or a geek.  And Murphy was a pirate.  Ahhh, you gotta love that he's his own person.  And I don't think he noticed that he didn't quite fit in.  Even when they had this "parade" around the pool.  I wasn't quick enough with my camera for that one.  It's a shame too, because it was HYSTERICAL!

Anyway,  I'm glad that swim team is over for now.  One less thing.  To be replaced with something else.

And since Murphy will probably never read this, I'm going to show you some pictures of him "diving" in for his 25m Freestyle.


Looking good so far.

Mmmm, not really looking like a dive.



Nope.  Definitely not a dive.
At least we are very clear about the areas he needs to work on.

Regardless, he finishes with a smile! Love that!
That night they had a parent/coach relay race.  So, Tom swam in that.  It was really fun.  They had three 4-person parent teams from each swim team and one 4-person coach team from each swim team.  Unfortunately, the other team didn't want to swim 50m, so it was confusing to watch.  If they had done a 50m relay, all swimmers would start and finish at the same end of the pool.  So, we could have stood on the opposite side and watched all the swimmers.  But since it was a 25m relay, swimmers had to be on both sides of the pool.  This made it impossible to watch or to see who won.  But, they all had fun anyway.

The two swimmers of the evening.

Boys having fun!
All in all, I feel that swim team was successful.  He worked through his fears, never complained about going (even when he was terrified!), stopped touching the rope, was part of a team, and had a great time.    

More later!

Thanks,
Christy

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

Love the pirate story! I'm still laughing!