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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Week 30

7/22 - 28

Not a lot of photos from the week, as we were in our normal pool, gym, field routine.  

Cody had another set of seeding games for soccer.  The team is coming together, fingers are crossed for the season!

 We celebrated Keith's Birthday on Saturday after dinner.  
Family of 3 for a few more days.....

Monday marked the start of the last week of practice for the season!  

Friday, July 25, 2014

Week 29

7/15 - 21

We took a trip to the dirt bike track this week.  Nice and empty on a hot summer afternoon. 

 Our league champs were this weekend.  
The boys swam well and qualified for the Sac Valley Meet of Champs.
So proud of them! 

 Sunday night we celebrated the season with the team at awards night. 
 Normally it is held on the pool deck, but our weird summer weather continued and it was raining a bit.  Luckily it cleared up and we were able to go for a short swim anyway. 
 Gonna miss all these faces during the off season! 

Monday we dropped Cody off for his Academic Talent Search class at Sacramento State.  He qualified based on a special test he took in the spring.  He chose to do an electrical class and really enjoyed the experience.  In August we will receive his grade for the session. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

2014 VFCAL Champs

The TigerSharks had a great end of the season at Champs.  
The team took 2nd place overall, the first time ranking so high.

Tyler has found a buddy in 13/14 Reed.  
Here they are getting ready for the team cheer.  
 Cody also likes to hang out with the older kids.

The boys had an awesome day in the pool.

Tyler qualified for Meet of Champs in all 3 of his individual events, first time he's qualified on his own (not part of a relay team)!  
25 Freestyle with a time of 19.72 (PR by 1.21) placing 8th out of 65.
Backstroke was 24.07, a bit off from is PR for the season, placing 6th out of 57.
Breastroke was his time to shine with a time of 28.58 placing 2ND out of 25.

To cap off his individual events, both of his relay teams also placed 1st!  

Breast stroke in the medley 
 Ready for the 25 free
 Best buddies, before backstroke.

 Taking off for his free relay leg.

Cody also had a good day, qualifying for 2 of his 3 events for MOC.  
IM with a time of 1:34.44, PR by 4.22, placing 6th out of 15. 
Backstroke was his high of the day, time of 19.82, placing 2ND out of 42.
Breast stroke was swam in 24.70, placing 12th out of 32.

His relay teams finished 2nd for the medley and 3rd for the free.  

Ready for the IM
 9-10 boys!
  Waiting for his relay leg
 Off he goes! 
 I tried to take videos, but they turned out so awful because it was so danged exciting!  

They are now in training for the Sac Valley Meet of Champs which happens August 2-3rd.

Home Meet vs Cordova

7/12 brought us to our last home and dual meet of the season.  
Cody had a pretty fast day in the pool with 2 PR's  to show for his efforts.
Ty was a bit off and gained time all day, but had fun!  

Tyler getting ready for the medley relay, pep talk from Coach John
 Waiting is the hard part.....

 Cody diving in for his leg of the medley relay
 Pep talk for Cody with Coach John
 Tyler and Devon

 Tyler's favorite, Ms. Natalie.

Cody's Video

Tyler's Video

Monday, July 21, 2014

Week 28

7/8 - 14

We met with friends and went skating. 

 Part of the fun was showing them the games we received from House Party.  They were a hit! 

We had our last home swim meet this week.  
 Tyler's favorite, Ms. Natalie!
 Cody had a soccer seeding tournament on Sunday.  They are working at coming together and won a game! 

I'm sad I missed their win, but had a lot of fun painting with friends.  

Monday, July 14, 2014

Week 27- Boise

7/1 - 7/7

We had a lot of fun and some much needed relaxation while in Boise. 

One morning we went down to the nature center by the river before the heat was too bad.

 After Lunch we headed down to the BSU campus to walk around and see the bookstore.
The boys have discovered that college bookstores are super rad. 

 We hit the pool a couple of times and an open gym to keep them up on their skills.  

There was a lot of lounging as well. 

Cousin Cody had a baseball tournament going on, it was fun to watch him play.  

We had a bunch of downtown before fireworks on the 4th.  
 A pick-up soccer game...
 A lot of the evening was spent like this.  
Cody hates fireworks.  They are too loud and too unpredictable. 
 Fun fountains while we wait for the big show. 
 Cousin Ashlee and Aunt Danna playing with sparklers. 

 The show started and Cody finally relaxed a bit.

 Unfortunately, this stressful night made him sick.  After some rest, he was ready to go for another day.

On our last day we went out to the race track to watch Uncle Tim race. 
 He won his class for the night, capping off a great trip!