Saturday, January 31, 2009

Way to go Nicole!!

I know I've been slacking on posting. Just not much to report. Have been keeping busy though with stitching, but couldn't show the pictures because they were Birthday gifts. I've mailed them off already. Each day I try to be crafty in some way. Doesn't always work, but I'm putting forth a GOOD effort to try.

Went out to dinner with my friends Donna and Rachel last night. We had a really nice time catching up. We haven't seen each other since way before the Holidays last year. Our schedules just didn't work out. We discussed about setting a date for each month to get together. Talking about the last Friday of every month. Hope we can stick to it.

I got home a lot later than I thought last night. Was close to 1:00 a.m. before I got in to bed. I had to get up and have my daughter to school this morning by 7:00. She participated in the Polar Bear Plunge which is an invitational, not a bunch of kids jumping into a freezing lake LOL.

Well, I just picked her up from school, it is after 5:00 p.m. If any of you are familiar with the swimming in school, these invitationals are an ALL day affair. I don't usually attend them, but wished I could have today. Nicole called me to tell me they were almost back at the school so I could go get her. I always ask her how she did, and she sounded REALLY happy on the phone.

She got (3) medals!!!!!! I was so excited for her. These invitationals have teams from all different schools, so there are a LOT of kids. There were 72 kids racing in the 50 free style and she came in 10th place out of all of them. AND she even dropped a little time in that race from her previous time. She 5th place in the 100 free and the 200 free relay. Also came in 3rd in the 400 relay. I'm just so tickled for her. It's the last invitational of the year, and what a super way to finish it up. She only has 2 more make up meets to do next week, and the season is over. She hasn't told her coach yet that she isn't going to swim next year. It will be her Junior year and she is talking about taking some AP classes which will keep her very busy. So here Nicole is with her 3 medals when she got home!! Here she is with her team when they won 3rd in the 400 relay. She was the first leg to swim.
And here are all the winners of that heat from 1st-5th place.
Congratulations to all the swimmers!!!


Joanne said...

Congrats to your daughter Kathy!

Oh and Kathy, live it up now cause it's all downhill in October! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA !

Plumruncreek said...

Good for Nicole!!!! Did she get her swimming talent from you Kathy??

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Oh goodness NO Julie! I could never do what these kids do. I'd sink for sure lol.

Jake said...

Congrats to Nicole!!!!!!!

Shanda said...

Congrats to your daughter, maybe we'll be watching her at the next olimpics!!!!. If she wants to do another polar bear plunge, Lake Ozark has one here each year for the special olimpics. I have never partisipated but actually thought about it this year. Why not, you only live once right.