This is what most of swim conference looks like. Waiting. Luckily Jorja's ds was charged. I asked Preston last night if it was. He was wrong. Jorja was a good sport and let him play it most of the time. She spent her time reading Harry Potter. I have tried for years to get her to read these books, but she hasn't been interested. This summer I insisted on reading the first book to her. Now she is just finishing book three. Love it!
Preston and Jorja
Preston wanted his own swim conference shirt. Jorja picked one out yesterday. They were all out of orange, so Preston got green. He loved it. He wanted to show off every part of it. Preston got to watch them press the design onto his shirt. When they first pulled the shirt out and it was blank he was so confused. I told him, "Your shirt doesn't come with a pattern." He didn't like that at all! He got to pick what design to use on his shirt. He was so proud.
Preston - front
Back - All the boys names, even his!
I didn't get many pictures of the kids actually swimming. Jorja swam the the back stroke (50) in her best time ever! 56.70! She has never been under a minute before. She almost made it to the finals tonight. She was the first alternate. Awesome job Porge! She swam her butterfly (25) in 32.89. Not her best, but look how great she looks! I love all the exercise she was able to get this summer. Although she is pretty burned out with swimming right now.
Jorja - butterfly
Preston took forever getting across the pool! I know he really wanted to see his name on the big board. I wish I would have taken a picture of it. He got across the pool in one minute and sixteen seconds, or something like that. He did get another medal. He loves it.
My two little swimmers with their new shirts.
Jorja and Preston
Maysen and Stockton came and watched the kids swim yesterday. I had them stay home today. Maysen had her first appointment with Holly. Mike went and picked her up and brought her to the appointment. It was near his work, so that was nice. I was able to get home in time to drop off Jorja and Preston and then leave to pick up Maysen. When Maysen came out of Holly's office she was laughing pretty hard. Holly said that Maysen is amazing. I agree completely! Maysen said she pretty much spent the entire time rambling about the characters in her story and their psychological traits. Awesome. I love that Maysen has such a good attitude. I love being her mom!
This evening I brought Jorja back for the rest of swim conference. She was swimming in the freestyle relay. I thought that because her last relay was first, this one would be as well. I was wrong. It was last. Good thing I got there super early, and Mike left work early so he wouldn't miss it today. Oh well. Jorja got to jump off of the diving boards until the life guard told her she needed a wrist band.
Jorja on the three meter
I decided to run to Bubs and Ange's house. It is Ange's birthday today and I wanted to drop off some garden beans. Our neighbors gave us a ton and I thought she would like them. The only thing I didn't count on was the traffic. It was SO BAD! I had no idea! I ended up missing Jorja's swim while I just sat on the road. I felt terrible. Luckily Mike recorded it for me. Jorja was the last in the relay. The other teams were so fast! They were almost finished by the time Jorja jumped in. She got to swim by herself. She did great! I'm thankful Mike thought of recording it for me and I'm glad Jorja wasn't mad at me for missing it.
We did go to Cafe Rio after. Jorja loves their nachos and this weird little cake. Pretty great day.
Now to more Bear Lake pictures. This time Mike was acting like a Ninja with the rope.
Mike and Shannon - fist bump
When Mike and I brought Jorja home we decided to watch the first Harry Potter movie. While they were getting everything set up, they found three huge spiders in the movie room! Eek!
Mike, Jorja, Preston and I all watched the movie. I slept through most of it. I was so tired! Every time I would open my eyes I would see Preston with his eyes huge! He watched the entire thing and loved it! He usually doesn't love movies, so this came as quite a surprise.