Thursday, July 31, 2014

8U state meet

william and wes both competed in the 8 and under state swim meet a few weeks ago.  i have already mentioned my complete ignorance when it comes to swimming because i didn't grow up doing it.  but i'm learning, and our new, awesome aquatic center makes it a little more fun to figure out than sitting out in the heat or in the bubble cave that used to be over the old pool!  there were teams from all over the state (biloxi, hattiesburg, vicksburg, jackson, the delta, and several others that i never did figure out).

each team had their own bullpen.  here we are waiting after warm-ups for everything to get started.  you can't tell, but they are completely fired up!  ha!

wes swam the 25 free and the 25 backstroke.

i was too slow to get a picture of his name up on the board after his events.  but i did manage to capture a smile after he was finished.  

william swam a relay (i don't remember which one....whoops), the 25 free, the 25 and 50 backstroke, and the 25 and 50 breaststroke.

relay....i think it was the 100 freestyle.  i didn't even realize he was swimming a relay, so i was caught off guard.

25 freestyle...(4th place)

50 backstroke...(2nd place)

he also swam the 25 and 50 breaststroke.  he kept telling me that this was his favorite stroke.  he came in second in the 25 and 4th in the 50, so i think that maybe i need to believe him!

i'm not sure if this is a sport that we'll stick with or not, but they have had a good time this summer.  an awesome facility and great coaches (thanks, miss walker!) have made it fun.  and next year, reed will be old enough to join in!  that is still to be determined if that's a good or bad thing! ha!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

tidal wave

william played on the 8 year old all-star team earlier this summer.  they represented tupelo well.  considering that they played together for a few weeks before the tournaments started, and lots of these other teams are year rounders....they did great to make it to the semis of the state tournament!  it was a fun group of kids and coaches!

here's to next season!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

little brother

it's tough being the little brother sometimes.  reed does a lot of watching on the sidelines at his brothers' sporting events.

(bored at swim team)

thankfully, he usually has a friend to "be bored" with!  james is a lifesaver!

(golf course chillin')

they played one night at the baseball field with this root for the entire game.  these littles are learning teamwork on their own!  ha!

their day is coming.  and i'll be sure to take pictures of the big brothers on the sidelines cheering them on!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few

a few weeks ago, we headed to pontotoc for our annual picking of the blueberries!  they had the biggest blueberries i have ever seen.  i guess the never-ending winter made for some gigantic blueberries this year.  the kids always like to go, and they always start out picking, is seriously hard to compare picking blueberries with climbing a fun tree.  so most of the 6 gallons that we came home with were picked by mama and daddy, but they sure are happy to eat them!

maybe next year we will get a little more laboring out of these laborers (or we will park way away from the fun, climbing tree!)