the meet

DSC_0184 copy

Yes, the meat of the meet.  (That has to be a saying or a joke, right?) Anyways.  The Swim Meet we went to a couple of weekends ago was the first one of the season, and a fun one.

DSC_0115 copyIt was in Hood River.

DSC_0109 copy

DSC_0120 copyWe were surprised by the change of plans of these three beautiful people, coming to spend the weekend with us in Hood River to be with Siena at her swimming.

DSC_0128 copy

And when you have a cute cousin like this cheering for you on the side or at the end of the pool… it makes it that much more fun.

DSC_0149 copy

DSC_0126 copy

This is how I feel every time Siena swims.  Every time she dives, or she’s part of a relay, or when she finishes a lap or two of butterflies, or when she completes 100m freestyle or she does the IM (Individual Medley), or does all the twisting in the turns… I am always in awe of her passion and her love for swimming and her gracefulness.  She’s so driven, so in love with swimming, so in love with the water.  It permeates into everything she does.

DSC_0145 copyAnd we love it.  And we love her.

DSC_0158 copy(And we love these two little guys to0.)

DSC_0144 copy

And I am so glad we can get to spend this time together, and enjoy ourselves.

DSC_0113 copyThere is lots of waiting.  Lots of time in our hands until we wait for Siena to swim.  So we have knitting, sewing, reading, playing, walking, snacking, watching, talking, drawing, grading, and lots of other pastimes.

DSC_0111 copy

DSC_0121 copy

DSC_0335 copy

DSC_0173 copy

DSC_0282 copy

DSC_0329 copy

But when it’s time to be ready, we are ready for her.

 

DSC_0337 copy

DSC_0175 copy

DSC_0177 copyThe pool seems so long when I stand at the end, waiting for her dive, and then her turns by where we are standing (whichever turns she needs to do… I am just glad she knows which ones she needs for each race.)  But somehow she makes it seem so simple.

DSC_0167 copyI know she’s ready.  She knows it too.  She loves it.  She really loves swimming.

DSC_0348 copy

DSC_0344 copy DSC_0346 copyWe might seem all business some times, but we are not.  We are loving every minute of the race.  Watching her.

DSC_0339 copy

We love watching her and cheer for her.

DSC_0302 copy DSC_0303 copy DSC_0304 copy DSC_0310 copy DSC_0311 copy DSC_0312 copy DSC_0314 copy DSC_0318 copy

She makes it look that simple.

DSC_0171 copyYes, we are here for you.  Waiting with a big warm hug.  Because we know you did your best.  You know that too.  We are proud of your effort. Every. Single. Time.

DSC_0357 copyHappy first swim meet!

DSC_0186 copy

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “the meet

  1. Glendie October 26, 2014 / 7:12 am

    How fun!!!! Looks like a PERFECT day!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s