Being on vacation, we missed the first two swim meets. We were all a little bit nervous arriving to our first meet. Thankfully it was at our own club.
Sean doing freestyle. The little guys swim half the length and are caught by an older kid
Will was excited
up on the diving board
on your mark, get set
Will gave it his all
and came in first by a landslide
next up the back stroke
Charlie’s back stroke
and getting up to dive
on your mark, get set
it was a blast
video of Sean’s first swim:
although we love the morning at the beach, the afternoon is my favorite time
being a great Dad
chips and salsa
digging big holes
showing how it is done
giving it a go
found this gem of a picture, Charlie kissing a Hake
dinner at Corporation beach
early morning beach fun
playing with Lego guys
a great game of Candyland
at the Beachcomber
Will with his favorite food
this is the path down to the beach
if you click to enlarge this picture, you will see Sean in a white shirt between the life guard and the person in blue on the path.
last year we went on a kids 2014 fishing trip and 2014 fishing videos
this year, we knew they could handle the full four hours
we caught so much fish, enough for 2-3 meals
charlie said that he’d kiss the first fish he caught, even though it was a skate, he lived up to his word!
the fish are slimy so I dropped this poor guy before I got this picture, yuck
cleaning our loot
another great trip!
the boys cousins have a boat!
and they were nice enough to take us out tubing
and Dan even went water-skiing
and here was his maiden voyage on 2 skis:
the next morning, we went to church and to the pancake breakfast with the aunts
and hung out at the bay, Maddie gave the boys rides
playing football at dusk
first up, Maddie hanging with the big dogs
trying to start the summer off right with chores: they earn points that they can turn in for cash
come on guys… act your age! ha!
crafting their own costumes
night swimming at the pool
these long summer days can wipe a boy out!
Steve and Liz were married last weekend in NJ
We dropped Maddie off at a sitters house
and hopped into the car really early and hit the road
thankfully their cousin was there
and my sister-in-law
the rehearsal dinner was amazing, the food was spectacular
the kids had their own table
but we were not far away
the guys were up to almost 11
the next morning, Dan got some football and soccer in with the guys
at the church we were ushered to the front row, I was worried, threatened them with a week iPad removal and no cake. But not to worry, two out of the three fell asleep on me from being up so late the night before.
all refreshed and ready to party
I’m so thankful for this family photo, it’s the first one we have since the guys were little. Going to print it off now!
at the cocktail hour with a cousin
making their grand entrance!
I snagged the next two photos from Facebook
while we were away, the sitter sent me a couple pictures of Maddie. This one was taken at the dog show she went to, looks like she is hiding.
and on a walk.
Sean hitting the bulls-eye, dunking the Dad
Will hooping it up
photo sent by a friend: