Watch out Michael Phelps

Here comes Connor!  Connor had his very first swim meet this morning, and it’s definitely not going to be the last.  He had a great time!  Derek left the house at 6:15 to set up (parents have to volunteer to work the meet, and set up is early but then you can enjoy the meet.)  I arrived with all 3 kids at 7:15.  And let me just state, for the record, that I am so proud that we made it there without a single meltdown and I didn’t forget one thing, which was amazing considering we were there until about 12:45 and that length of time requires a lot of stuff.

The meet was really crazy, but I think now that we all know what to expect, there won’t be as many nerves or anxiousness.  I knew Connor was nervous when he was hard core twiddling my hand before his first race.  And when his eyes welled up and he got chin quiver because he didn’t know where he was supposed to go at one point.  But it all worked out great in the end.  The pool was at this amazing park…Logan had a blast playing on the playground and digging in the sand volleyball court.  There was plenty to do between races, and that definitely made our first swim meet a fun experience all around.  God even sent us some nice cloud cover and a cool breeze to keep us comfortable.  It was great.

Of course I took pictures…and movies…I had to record it all!  Just in case they ever do one of those Olympic specials about the swimmers way back when…I have to be prepared for that, you know, just in case.

Here he is, on the ready bench before his first race.  I love the look of concentration on his face!

It was a relay race, and he swam the second leg.

Go, Connor, go!

He is in lane 2, ready for the 25 free.

When I looked closely at this next picture, it made me squeal over the cuteness of 6 year olds swimming.  Connor won his heat, and I’m pretty sure it was his start that cinched it.  See his feet?  Check out the other starts!  They are all so cute. (And I’ll admit I was one proud mama!  He did awesome!)

I can’t resist these pics of Camryn and Logan.  Cami had so many people to play with…she loved it!  This is our good friend, Rylee.

And the Logan bug.  I could eat him up, he’s so cute!

And here are the movies.

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