February 28, 2009

Caitlin visit

Yesterday Caitlin was able to come home and stay the night. Some of the girls were swimming at IU so a few of the girls that were not swimming decided to come cheer them on. Two of the older girls, Amy and CeCe, decided to stay in Bloomington in a room that another parent could not cancel, but they were so kind to drive Caitlin and her fellow freshman friend Torrey to our home to stay with us. It was great to see them all and have her home, even it was only for 8 hours. :) In the morning I drove the girls over to Bloomington and we cheered on the girls that were swimming. It was a VERY small meet and was over by 12:30 (prelims and finals!)
We were so glad to see Caitlin, and her friends are just wonderful!

February 22, 2009

Winding Down....

Swim season is winding down. The Big 10 Conference was the past few days and the boy's high school sectionals was Thursday and Saturday. I went off to Ann Arbor, Michigan to cheer Caitlin on and Brian stayed home to cheer Conner on.

Caitlin swam the 50 free, 100 free, and 100 fly. With all she has been through with her Crohn's diagnosis, her goal was to swim a season best in all events. She certainly accomplished this. I have complete faith that next year she will see new lifetime bests. The whole team did very well with a lot of girls reaching new best times. All their hard work and dedication has paid off. It was a thrill to watch them all succeed. I spent a lot of time watching them all interact with each other, and I have to say they are the NICEST group of young ladies. They are truly a team in every way.

Conner had a life time best in the 200 free. He started the season doing about a 2:10 and ended the season swimming it in a 1:54. He swam a great race. The boys team came in 2nd in their sectionals after a 4th place finish last year. I know next year will bring a sectional win for them. We also learned that Conner can certainly pull off "bald". He looks pretty darn good with no hair. I can't wait to see him swim additional events at Age Group State. This should be an awesome year for him.

February 15, 2009


This was the week for the boys to dye their hair blue....or whatever color it turns into. Conner's is somewhere between purple and green. Wednesday is the big day.....shave it bald! Sadly, I won't be here to see it take place. Conner's Sectional meet falls on the same days as Caitlins Big 10 Conference. So I will be heading to watch Caitlin while Brian stays home to shave Conner BALD!

February 8, 2009

It's only hair!

This past week the boys team bleached their hair to support the girls team for the sectional meet. (the girls won...woohoo). This coming week they will dye it blue to support the girls state team. And then...they will SHAVE IT BALD for the boys sectional meet. Which is a good thing, because Conner needs to start fresh in the hair department.