First Swim Meet Together

Campbell had her first real swim meet this weekend in Springfield. It’s nice to have the kids swimming in the same meets and the same sessions. I’m not sure what will happen when Noah turns 13 and they are swimming at different times of the day. Pretty sure Jenna’s head will explode. it was a good weekend with good people. Quick and exhausting but good. 


Johnson Weekend 2017

Nice laid back weekend at Annie and Pops with the Johnson's and their girls. Swimming, Fishing, and Baseball. It was basically a beer commercial.

Greenway Shenanigans

It boggles my mind remembering how people fought the building of the Greenway. Articles used to be about the cost per square mile and now they all talk about the revenue generated per square mile. Without it day's like this wouldn't have been possible. 


Cam Gets Her Ears Pierced

So this happened...

Noah's 11th Birthday and Downtown Obstacle Race

As always, Noah's birthday party was delayed due to the end of the school year crush. This year though we had a definite end goals. The Jones Center was having a kid's obstacle race the first weekend in June and Noah circled the date. He invited some buddies over for a sleepover and the next morning they would race. Friday night, we took them swimming. We celebrated low key on his actual birthday. He wanted cheesecake for both and we happily obliged. 

Campbell also wanted to race so she invited a friend to spend the night (with the dual purpose of keeping her occupied from her brother) and they raced also. The morning of the race came and they went off in waves by age. Campbell's race was a half mile. She came through the first few obstacles in the middle of the pack. At the midway point though there was one boy in front of her. At the end, though she was in the lead. The final obstacle was a slip and slide down the hill. She sat down and started scooting and I had a flash she was going to lose first place by not just sliding. Luckily the other 7 year olds didn't know what they were doing either. So first place for the baby girl. The best part of the video is the finish line volunteers cheering on that a girl was going to win! You'll have to excuse the end where Oliver finds a bone in the video :) 

Noah is such a competitor. He walked the course 3 times when we first got there. He kept asking me if they were doing the route twice since it was twice as long as the 9 and under route. After the 75th time of me saying I didn't know, he asked somebody 5 minutes before his race. Of course they told him the second half of his race was on the other side of the Jones Center. He went pale because he hadn't scouted those obstacles. He was panicked but it didn't show. He won his age group and he wasn't messing around with his slip and slide finish. I kept it running to see the gap to second place. 

Another Aquahawg

Last summer Campbell made it to the last level of HawgStart but didn't graduate in time to be invited to join the Aquahawgs before the summer league season. This year, she blew through it and now she's officially on the swim team with her big brother. I have never seen her as excited or nervous as she was before the last session when she'd find out if she made it. So this summer she will swim with the Rookie Hawgs in the NWA summer league while Noah swims long course with the Jr. Hawgs. I'd say no one could be more proud of her, but she's awfully proud of herself.