Lost Lessons

I have a little Sunday tradition with the girls. We have ice cream and play chess or checkers at a local ice cream shop.  I’m not great at either game. I’m sure it won’t be long before P is consistently beating me but I love how much playing these games teaches us about life.  A lot … Continue reading Lost Lessons

Today was HUGE!

Today was huge.  Today was the last meet of the 2014 San Fernando Catholic School League Swim Season.  It’s been a good swim year for P. She medaled in the breast stroke in every meet.  Half way through the season she started competing in all four events: back, breast, free and fly.  She was never … Continue reading Today was HUGE!

Tennis

We signed Annika up for tennis camp this summer.  My goal is for her to learn to play the game at a decent level. She doesn’t have to compete but I do want her to be able to play. I also want her to have fun with the sport which is why I thought camp … Continue reading Tennis

The Balance Bike

The pictures above are of P learning to ride her balance bike last week.  The small slopes in our front yard were perfect for her to get a feel for coasting.  But you can see she’s not comfortable.  I was so proud of her. She kept doing the slopes over and over again despite clearly … Continue reading The Balance Bike

ISR Refresher

P finished her week of ISR refresher today.  It was amazing to watch her go from being petrified of the water to having her confidence back in a 5 day period.  P had two bad experiences this spring. One where she couldn’t reach the edge of the pool and the other she missed the last … Continue reading ISR Refresher

Ballet Continues

P has been in ballet long enough to outgrow her first tutu and ballet shoes.  She continues to love it.  I like that it’s given her a personal relationship to classical music. Swan Lake was playing on the radio and she recognized it right away.  It’s giving her flexibility and getting her to do controlled … Continue reading Ballet Continues