Saturday, February 4, 2017

James started swim team in August and we could not be more proud of him!  He's been dedicated and has really worked hard to meet all of his goals.  He recently participated in his first swim meet and loved the experience.  He swam the 8 & Under 25 freestyle, butterfly, and breaststroke, as well as the 50 breaststroke, which he swam with kids of all ages.  Breaststroke is his favorite by far, followed by the butterfly.  The meet was about 3.5 hours long for us, but you can catch the highlights here:

25 meter breaststroke (James is the second swimmer in from the left)

25 meter butterfly (James is the middle swimmer)

This event was probably my favorite because it was the last one he swam and the difference in his comfort level the start of the meet and the end was huge.  He went up to the block to dive for butterfly and actually started doing pushups and dancing around.  He said he just had a lot of excitement to get out.  :) this point we had been there for hours and Jonny and Lucy were can hear Lucy crying in the background.  To their credit, they spend hours on pool decks and are pretty darn patient about it.

25 meter freestyle (James is the second swimmer in from the left)

We are so proud of this kid!

Friday, February 3, 2017


Every January, Ben has a really busy stretch at work.  This year a bunch of his male coworkers decided to grow beards, then shave them into mustaches...

We got SNOW!  

We double bagged Lucy's feet with rubber bands because she doesn't have boots :)

James was here:

Lucy was here:

James reading to Jonny

What would January be without a little sickness for Lucy?  Seems to be a constant.

January has been good to us!