Halloween weekend also brought us to Scott's first "big" swim meet. At the end of summer he moved up a level in swimming and can now compete in real meets. To say he was nervous is a huge understatement. But now having been through two usa meets we now know he just has to get through that first race and the nerves start to subside for Scott. But trust me I had some conversations with a few former teachers/swim moms about how to support him through this.
Getting geared up for his first race, 25 fly
You know you have experienced swim mom friends when they send you pictures like this:
Pre race zone:
After day one of the meet we headed straight to soccer. We made it just in time, but I had already told Scott's coach to sit him out first quarter just in case we ran late. Scott was not please about this and was ready to play.
But by quarter 4 he was D-O-N-E. So tired.
But at least I got a cute pictures of his some of his school friends ; )
Day two, and why not bring other sporting equipment to give you something to do between events. Because sitting and relaxing would just be silly right?
More pre race pumping up:
Love this kid. So proud of his hard work!
We ended each day on high as Scott won his heat in both 50 free and 50 breast. My brag moment: he placed in all his events except backstroke, he hates backstroke, with a passion. Ha.
We got to come home for some pumpkin carving with Grandpa and Gerri and the Daniels family. So even though Scott was exhausted he rallied for a fun festive night.
Owen and Maddox took it upon themselves to "carve" Ryker's pumpkin, and by carve I mean mutilate with a batter operated knife and eventually cut in half. Fun with kinder friends! HA!
The friend crew
Oh and totally unrelated to Halloween, we got our soccer pictures back:
Monday night it was time for more pumpkin carving and crafts with the water polo crew. For the record we are no longer hopping in the pool and learning water polo with coach james, its a little cold for that. But we all decided we loved our monday night potluck dinner so much that we'd keep it going strong!
Owen glue gunning with Lenka, she's the best!
Halloween at school.
Owen wore his costume for 4 minutes. Scott decided not to wear his at all.
Brian and I decided to get into the spirit this year. Thanks Uncle Bob and Aunt Rachel for the costumes!
Fred and Wilma, gladiator/Alexander the Great and a pirate
Scott also decided to never put on his gladiator helmet - so there you have it.
Only a month behind, not too bad right? ; )