Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Our FIRST Camping Trip!


We just took our first camping trip last weekend in the Shenandoah Valley. 

You can check it out here:

Looks like this place would be a blast in the summer. :)

It took us about two hours to get there and it couldn't have been more perfect. There were 28 camping sites available- and we were the ONLY campers.


This beautiful Four Season room only cost $32. :)









It was our first time, so it was simple. We cooked hot dogs on sticks and made s'mores (of course).  And for breakfast, sausage and eggs.

We walked down to the river to check out the view and take some pictures too. It was a beautiful weekend!












Other than that, we played games- had no electronics and truly enjoyed every second.









Here is to more camping trips... when it gets warmer. :)




Friday, September 25, 2015

FIRST Summer Swim Team 2015!

The kids had their first summer swim team this year. I was super excited for them both, for obvious reasons :), but also a bit nervous. I had honestly no idea what to expect and had forgotten almost everything about summer swim team.  Being a summer swim kid and being a summer swim coach had been washed from my brain.  How is this possible? 

But then things like this happen...one week into summer, and you adjust quickly. 
Thank goodness for Waterproof Casts! 

  

 This little lady won both of her very first heats, at her VERY FIRST Meet! This Momma couldn't be more proud. She truly loves swimming and this makes me even happier.  Way to go Hannah!!! 

 

She and Chase did a winter swim clinic that started in February every Sunday.  So maybe 6-7 of those practices total and then only about 3 of normal swim team practices (so far) as we got sick, etc. at the beginning of summer. So, with only a little help and instruction (she doesn't listen to her Mom)...she busted out this amazing summer of swimming. And guess what? .. She loves it!! 

These are her first events of the summer...

25 Freestyle, July 1, 2015


25 Backstroke- July 1, 2015 



Considering Chase had the fractured wrist at the beginning of summer, this kid conquered through! He swam in all the meets and lasted about 30-40 minutes at all the practices. I think he actually enjoyed swim team and the many social aspects it offers. ha And surprisingly, since Chase tends to complain about EVERYTHING, he only mentioned his cast a few times (being itchy), but never when it came to swimming.  Super proud of this guy too! 





These kids had fun and made some good friends along the way. 















Hannah also swam in the divisionals meet, their last meet of the season where they competed against all the summer swim teams. Check her out below almost winning her heat in backstroke and placing 7th overall in the event.  This is her first medal! Woo hoo! 






It was a great swim season and even though there were many rain delays and cancelled meets, the kids truly had a great time. Way to go kids!! So proud of both my babies!!!