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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Swim meet

Angela had her first swim meet today. Actually, it was a "mock meet" to prepare for the upcoming state meets, but a race is a race man! She did GREAT! A far cry from "the rock" she was just 18 months ago!

She was pretty nervous! Here she is, waiting for her race. Notice the swimmer shoulders this kid has!

First, the 25 meter Backstroke. Her first race of the day, look how nervous she looks before the whistle! I have to tell you, this is the FIRST TIME she's swam the backstroke without stopping to see where she is. I was so excited! She ended up turing around about 5 feet from the end. LOL

Next came the 25 meter Freestyle. Angela is just learning rythmic breathing, so sometimes it's hard to put it all together. Today she didn't remember, so just swam with her face out of the water. You can tell when she remembers, because all of a sudden she throws her face in the water. LOL

Next comes the 15 Meter Freestyle. Notice she's throwing her face in the water once in awhile. Very cute. I'll miss watching this stage when she finally gets it all put together!

Her last race was the 100 Meter Relay, however there are other athletes in the relay and I haven't gotten permission to post the video online. (note* If anyone has an email address for Kiera's mom, or Joe's mom, have them email me!)


Monica said...

Yaahooo Angela!!! You did AWESOME today!!! It was fun cheering you and Adam on!!! And your ears look beautiful with those pretty earrings :)

Alyssa said...

omg that was so awesome! I was cheering right along with you!
She must have been tired after all that swimming, I know I couldn't have done way! :)

The Loux Family said...

Hi Leah,

Thanks for your comment on our blog. I enjoyed looking at your site. You are blessed with all your children, and they are blessed to have you.

Sorry if you were offended in anyway, by our last post when I repeated what the Ukrainian doctor said in referring to Ethan as a "low functioning down sydrome child." We will learn to word things correctly. You've had quite a few more years at being the mom of a child with down sydrome than we have. I'm sure we will learn much from you :) by reading your blog.

Loved the book you helped write. It's one of my favs!

God bless you in all you do!

Hugs to you all!


Charissa said...

What an amazing girl!