Monday, October 20, 2008

So while I wait

for Papa Peep to come home so we can go Halloween costume shopping, I will upload 2 more videos and a picture from this weekend's meet.

This one is Oldest Peep in the 100 BackStroke.

She is in lane 8. You can see her time at the end. She knocks her arm into the wall since she lost stroke count keeping track of her opponents next to her. Silly girl!

In the following video she got a gold time which means she qualifies for an invitational meet. YIPPEE!!!!!!!!

Here you can clearly see her slow reaction time. She is working on that!

The meet was great and we are all very happy for her success. She wanted at least one gold time and she got it in her favorite event. What more can you ask for?

The next meet is a long distance meet and she will have to swim 1000 meters or soemthing equally insane. She is taking today off to rest but tomorrow it is back to the training deck........

Should I or Should I not????

That is the question!

A few weeks ago a fellow homeschooler posted on our local email list about a science fair seminar. I somehow managed to get away without children to hear the speaker. I was fascinated by everything they had to share with us. As I sat there, I envisioned my three little peeps bursting with joy when I shared what I had discovered. The fun they would have experimenting since that is what they are always asking me for but I never deliver.

Why don't I provide this you ask? Well, if we are being honest, I don't like the mess and I don't have the patience. I like things done a certain way and I have a hard time setting them free to explore on their own. It is difficult to see them doing it wrong and not scream out a warning. It is impossible for me to watch the mistake and then not want to take over. And did I mention I don't like the mess involved in experimentation.

So for me to get this excited about science fair projects was really .....well..... exciting!

Almost a month has gone by and we are no where near ready to start. No one can narrow down what they want to do and none of the peeps has any testable curiosities. Baby Peep wants to know how gravity works. Middle Peep wants to do something with Plate Tectonics, and Oldest Peep thinks this is stupid.

Should I? Should I not? If I do, how?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Here we have middle peep swimming the 100 freestyle. She has been out of competition swimming for over a year. She looks good in the water!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Somebody got a haricut!

We can see him again!