Monday, November 16, 2009


June was a busy month with Saturday swim meets and team events. John also celebrated his 14th birthday.

June 6 - David often served as an announcer at our home swim meets. Here is a picture of him announcing the swimmers in his "Hippie" costume to match the team's theme for the day.

John did not mind sharing his birthday with the whole team. The cool 14-year-old posed for a picture after a race.

Shannon sure looked goofy in her goggles between races.

John enjoyed a huge ice cream cone during his post-meet birthday celebration.

June 13 - Liz got a pedicure with stars and stripes in preparation for the "Patriotic" theme at the upcoming swim meet.

David as a patriotic announcer.

June 20 - John waited for his turn to swim during a relay race.

June 21 - Liz made a belated birthday cinnamon coffee cake for John. We learned a very important lesson: NEVER put the candles in the cake right out of the oven! They melt before you get to the last chorus of "Happy Birthday."

June 23 - The kids posed with many of their friends and Coaches Katie and Jen. You will find the kids at the Southgate pool during much of the summer.

June 25 - Shannon and friends show off their handiwork from a week at the local Vacation Bible School. She had a wonderful week, but it was also sad since this was the last year she qualifies as a "kid." She's growing up!

June 27 - Joshua decided it was time to give himself a trim--both on top of and under his head. Yes, he's shaving now. Here's a "before" picture.

John thought he'd get in the act as well.

June 28 - The Bay Area was suffering from another heat wave, so we headed to the coast for a day at the beach. Here's a picture of Liz's impromptu umbrella for keeping the sun out of her eyes. It was quite a trick getting that boogie board to stay still in just the right place.

Here is a picture of Joshua and Shannon drying off before getting back in the car. Joshua just fell into the car in the process.

Of course, we weren't the only ones that thought Half Moon Bay would be a cool place to spend the hot day. So did the rest of the Bay Area! It took us over 2.5 hours to get back to our side of the Bay, normally only a 45-minute drive.

June 29 - David and the kids joined the Southgate Swim Team for a day at Raging Waters. Yes, they had a blast and can't wait for another day on the slides.

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