Friday, July 24, 2009

Aqua Bears are Hibernating!

Swim Team is officially over.
Bittersweet. This was our first year and I had a love/hate relationship with it...mostly love.

LOVE: Their cute little bodies (booties) in those tiny tight suits (and the accompanying pinches to said booties).
LOVE: Swim caps. So cute.
LOVE: Not much gear. Hate lots of gear.
LOVE: Sibling bonding...

LOVE: Hanging out by the pool with the other moms every day.
LOVE: Tiring my kids out with great exercise every day.
LOVE: Watching my kids improve in such a great skill. They swam every stroke.
LOVE: The competition. The self-improvement and motivation.
LOVE: The donuts. The bonding. The tent love.


Here I go...


Did I win?


Thumbs up mom!

LOVE: My voice getting hoarse from cheering them on each week.
LOVE: Ribbons of every color of the rainbow.
LOVE: The look of pride on their face when they get first place.
LOVE: The learning experienced by sometimes coming in last place.
LOVE: Coach bonding...(they had some amazing coaches! Especially Mr. Matt Eye-Candy with the amazing butterfly stroke!)

LOVE: Friendship bonding...

LOVE: Team bonding and loud, unruly team cheers...

What do I hate, you ask?
HATE: Getting up at the crack of dawn on my beloved Saturdays.
HATE: Giving up a month and a half of vacations and Saturdays. (I guess in retrospect we've still managed to fit in some short trips.)
LOVE: A sport the whole family can enjoy.

I guess I'm feeling the LOVE.
"Eat my bubbles!"

Until next year...


Marilyn said...

LOVE: All your beautiful blue-eyed bears.
HATE: That we couldn't be there more to participate in the fun times.

Britt said...

Aqua Bears rule. We did the hard sale on one {L} family tonight. Hope they join us next year!

Celia Fae said...

Your pictures are way better than mine. Please come to one of our meets next year and take some.

I'm glad you liked swim team. It isn't for everyone.