Sunday, October 23, 2011
Next up was the 50 free. Here she is coming back with Sam filming her and her bigger teammates yelling "Go Skyler!" Again, just adorable.
When she came up to the stands, everyone wanted a photo with our little superstar. First, Omom.
About seven hours later (slight exaggeration), she swam her last event, the 25 backstroke, which she swam beautifully. It's a miracle that Reed didn't hurt himself climbing up and down the bleachers, steal any donuts from the concession stand, or that he didn't try to jump in the pool (he wanted to so badly). We were all very proud.
Other things that happened today:
I carved big pumpkins on the patio by the fire with the kids, Skyler roller-skated and Reed rode his bike up down our street, and we ate a whole container of Suzanne's homemade applesauce. About Suzanne's applesauce, Reed said "this is so amazing. It tastes like strawberry shortcake."
I took Jackson for a trail run in City Forest like I often do, and after one mile, he totally disappeared. I went to my turn-around point at about 2.2 miles and he was nowhere to be found. I was calling him and calling him and getting myself all worried. I ran all the way back, almost to the parking lot before he came running toward me. When I got to the parking lot, there were all these nice, worried dog people who saw us and said: "Oh, PHEW!" They apparently had been hanging out with him on the trail and waiting to see that he had an owner. Jackson is usually the best trail running partner and stays right with me, so he must have smelled something especially tantalizing that steered him away from me. But we had a cute little running embrace on the trail, and all's well that ends well.
Lastly, file this one in "hilarious" or "miraculous": On Reed's first report card from preschool, he received all 1s (highest score possible) in the category of "Self Awareness and Self Control." After I saw it, I laughed all the way home. I mean, do you know Reed? Self Control. That is rich.
Hope everyone had a nice weekend. It sure was beautiful weather here in Maine.