Monday, June 08, 2009

the best day ever.

PickleBoy has been juggling plenty as of late. Studies, finals, growing like a weed (just shy of six feet at fourteen), friends, and sports...

He is a longtime competitive swimmer, he started seven years ago. But back a few months he found a new love. With the start of his freshman year came water polo. He loves it enough that he decided to pursue the new sport in the off season and is duking it out with a club team four nights a week.

This decision has been, however, a tough one to make because it meant letting go of club swimming. His former swimming coach was oh-so-sad. She asked him to please make three of the seven season meets this Summer so that he could swim for her at Champs. He agreed and this past Saturday was unbelievable.

calm before

He was excited getting there but the day just grew bigger and bigger for times in every one of his events, first place every time,

the storm

and as I stood at the end of his lane watching and heard people around me saying "who is THAT kid?!" I vowed to help him find time to fit both of his sports into his life. Because, honestly, I have never seen this kid so HIGH on life,

and that makes me one happy mama :)

the spectator


Blogger Vedrana M. said...

wonderful...there's great future for him :)

10:54 AM  
Blogger LindseYaYa said...

*tickled* While reading this, I couldn't help but send a wish up to hope to sound just like you in eleven years...

He IS spectacular because YOU see him that way. What a gift you've given him! The perfect pair. The sky is the limit... xo

6:25 PM  
Blogger Amy Kingman said...

this is awesome. :)

6:39 PM  
Blogger RW said...


6:52 AM  
Blogger curious girl (lisa) said...

this is just so awesome! I'm proud and I don't even know him! you must be beaming.

8:52 AM  
Anonymous britt said...

oh. what a great momma you are. so sweet to read.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Liza said...

Congratulations, PB & Mom! The first of many proud days! I'm glad you resisted from screaming..."That's my Pickle Boy!" LOL

2:06 PM  
Blogger LifeIsArt said...

the swim pix are awesome!!! what a great day for him!!! (and you too!!)

7:16 AM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

totally awesome!!!!!
and being high on life at such a young age.... TOTALLY COOL!!!
way to go, mom!

9:15 AM  

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