I signed up my little girls for dive team this summer figuring that everyone who lives in the desert should probably get that little skill under their belt.
Somehow I messed up on when Claire’s team started. When we got back from New York she had missed the first couple days so we got her all ready and sent her out 6:50 for what we thought was the 7:00 class. She came back ten minutes later to let us know that whoops, that was the younger kid’s class…Claire’s class was at 6:00 sharp. Oh boy. That is early.
At first both Claire and Lu were mad as hornets at me for signing them up. They both wailed their hearts out to me over and over again. But it took Claire one day to fall head-over-heels in love with it. Lucy likes it too, but is frustrated that for the life of her she can’t seem to make her body go head-first into the water. It has been a long saga of working there with the coaches, and us working our little hearts out at our neighbors’ pool following dive team, sometimes with her friend or Claire trying to cheer her on and instruct her but so far no luck.
If anyone has any good diving advice send it right along!
So this is our morning schedule:
5:25 am — Max leaves for work (35 minute commute into the city where he works his tail off in a machine shop)
5:45 am — Claire leaves for dive team
7:10 am — Grace leaves for summer school
7:55 am — Lucy leaves for dive team
Oh and I forgot to add that at 2:00 am we usually get a few texts from Elle telling us highlights from her “junior summer abroad” thing I need to sit down and write about soon. Miss her so much but boy oh boy it is turning out to be a pretty great experience.
After the early morning stuff we are working hard on our summer goals, then a lot of play which always rounds up to be a good summer in my book.
Lucy is working extra hard to try to earn some Legos before we head to Bear Lake. She is one who does extra well with a chart. Love her diligence.
Grace finished a whole semester of school in summer school in two weeks (just finished last week), so it’s been mostly just me and the little girls…and a whole slew of their friends around here.
A couple weeks ago while Dave and Max were gone on the church group super activity we had quite a night.
First of all as I was backing out from dropping Claire off at her friend’s house I backed right into their brick mailbox in Dave’s car.