Saturday, June 26, 2010

1st Swim Meet

Our first swim meet that we were able to attend was an away meet against the Granite Falls Gators. Sydney was very excited about swimming but also a little tired because she had been at girl scout day camp all day. She did very well. She was little sad because she said, "Mommy i am very slow and i always finish last" but she is the only one on her team in her age level that didn't swim last year. At the beginning practices her coaches were constantly on her about kicking and she would kick some and then stop midway and begin to doggie paddle, so once she got her kicking going it was getting so much better from there. She did awesome at the meet.
She placed 4th place in breast stroke and 6th place in freestyle and received participant ribbon in backstroke because she was in a heat for that particular stroke.

There is my girl, swimmer #4 dressed and ready to have them EAT HER BUBBLES!!!!!
Warm-up laps
Off the block and away she goes!
Kick baby girl Kick!!! Freestyle swim
Sydney doing back stroke..........

Swimmers: Take your Mark!
GO SYDNEY GO!!!!! Breastroke Heat!
Is that some awesome backstroke or what???
She could not be more proud of her first ribbon and neither could I!

Sydney, Mommy is so very proud of how well you did.......You are my little fish in water!

1st Girl Scout Camp Experience

Sydney had an absolute blast at girl scout camp this week. It was her first real "camp experience", even though it was only day camp, she was there all day every day doing "camp activities". Even with the increasing temperatures throughout the week, it was still great , but definitely toward the end of the week with the temperature over 100degrees, Sydney was growing tired of camp and only wanted to stay home in the air condition. Each day they did different activities. On Tuesday they did archery, which was Sydneys first time shooting a bow-an-arrow. She loved it!!!! She said, "mommy I shot it 4times in the black, and I did it all by myself, and it was alot of fun." I wish I could have been there to see it but I was volunteering all week in the arts and crafts area so I was not able see her do alot of the activities, but we did get to eat lunch together each day. On Monday and Wednesday they went on a nature hike, and this was probably sydneys least favorite activity, because anyone that knows my Sydney knows that walking in 100degrees is definitely not her thing, walking is not her thing either, but she did see some exciting things on their hike. She told me they saw hatched turtle eggs, a beaver, a craw fish, and they learned what poison oak looked like and about poisonous snakes.

Their schedule each day began with the flag ceremony and after the flag ceremony they had unit time in their tree house where they learned camp songs and made bead bracelets. After unit time they had pool time. There 3or4 small pools set up for the girls to splash in and stay cool and some slip-n-slides set up to play in. Each activity lasted 45minutes and then they would move to their next scheduled activity. After pool they went to sports where they played kickball and did some other water games and also had their snack. After sports was lunch. After lunch they had their nature hike, which was tough at 1:00pm and it was so hot!!! After the hike they had arts and crafts where they worked on making picture frames, did sand art, and made sun catchers. On the last day we had a program where each unit sang a camp song together or did a skit and each camper received a bag that contained their patches as well as the swaps that each unit made for each other.

This is Sydney with her PA's (personal aide), Mrs. Lexie, and Mrs. Corrine.

This is all the campers at the beginning of the day heading to their tree house to put away their bags and start their day.

Sydney and Isabelle at the arts and crafts activity.....notice the red face...this is after Sydney's first nature hike ever!

Sydney loves arts and crafts or anything that involves drawing or paint.

Nothing better than a great peach for lunch!

Heading in with water bottle by the side.....this was her best friend for the is the item that you never leave home without!

This is Sydney reading for her first flag ceremony...she is telling the color guards when to salute and when the girl scout need to say the pledge of allegiance.

Sydney developed a UTI at the end of the week and was unable to participate in the overnight sleepover so we had our own campout at home. We made a tent out of blankets and ate smores and hot dogs for supper. Sydney loved this!

Splish-Splash water fun!!! Sydney loved the sprinklers.

Yummy Snack Time!

Sydney and her buddy Sienna

Sydney and the girls in her unit singing their camp song...I like bananas.

The girls receiving their award bag.

Sydney received an award for being the funnest....(I think that was the PA's way of saying the one with the most to say and the one that is the most wide open all the her....she is just like her mommy)

This was the picture everyday in the car before we got even 2miles down the is amazing what a little air condition and a relaxing car ride can do.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Check me out Mommy...I am off to camp!

Sydney is heading off to her 1st ever girl scout camp. It is only day camp and I am volunteering all week, but this will be her first all day camp experience. She was so ready when I dropped her off this morning. She had her book bag packed with her lunch, towel, change of clothes, sunscreen, and water bottle because it is too be a VERY HOT week! Can't wait to hear how she loved her camp day!

Sydneys tree house for the week!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Yo Baby!

Here is a little video of Sydney being super silly!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

A tumbleweed on Saddle Ridge Ranch

We attended VBS at my dad's church this week and Sydney had such a wonderful time. This church does the VBS program for children that I have ever attended. Sydney and Hunter enjoyed the whole week at Saddle Ridge ranch. They loved being in Mrs Rebecca's class and loved meeting new friends. Sydney loved everything from the supper, to the bible story, to the craft time, to recreation outside with Uncle Alex to the music at the end of the night.

Hunter getting ready to head off the Saddleridge ranch to have an awesome week learning about God.

My sweet Hunter loves the camera much better than my sweet Sydney

Supper before bible school was definitely at the top of the list of favorites!!

Marching in on parent night getting ready to show off that music and dancing....Go Rebecca Go!!

Don't be all dried up..dried up....petrified! Let the love of God change inside!

Don't you love the blue mouth and blue lips.....compliments of a blue Tootsie roll pop!!!! Nothing like getting really messy before the show!!! Love it!:)

Rebecca talking about the wonderful bible school class that she had this week.

Sydney and her bible school friends and her bible that she got while in bible school.

Sydney getting her certificate for attending bible school this week.

Sydney at her name drawn in the attendance drawing and won this straw hat....YEE HAW!!!!

My favorite craft that she made!!

More crafts....Love them! Good Job baby girl!