Thursday, October 27, 2016

Addie's Weekend

Addie got to be the star of the show the weekend of the 15th. First it was her class field trip on the 14th where I got to spend the day with her and then the next day she had her own swim meet. We left the other two at home and my parents came to cheer her on as well. When I told her Nana and Grandad were coming she was so excited! I think it was nice for her to have an event where we were all there just for her! I had to leave the meet early to get to my next round of photo shoots, but she did a great job! It has been so fun to see her in this new element and she is actually having fun as well :-).
The 4th grade field trip was to George Ranch historical farm. We had enough chaperones from our class that I just had Addie and two friends and we had the freedom to go where we wanted which was really nice. The girls were a little interested in the historical homes and farms but were mostly determined to see alligators and snakes (we saw a sign warning of them at the beginning of the day). Luckily their dreams came true :-)!
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our little group for the day: Nyah, Helena and Addie
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We all loved the orange chickens with fluffy feet
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We ran into Addie's teachers at one point and showed them the alligator. As I walked with one of the teachers she started talking to me about Addie girl. She went on and on about how extremely intelligent she is and told me that I really must have her tested for GT because in her 20 years of teaching Addie is the most GT kid she has ever met. It was such a nice treat to have this kind of a conversation about our Addie after some of the things we have gone through with her. She really seems to have blossomed this year and is doing amazingly well socially (she has always done well academically). She loves school and has a great group of friends and seems to understand a little better how to control her emotions and let things go. It has been wonderful to see her come into her own!
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Swim meet afternoon! Addie swam 50 free, 50 back and 50 breast. I was only there for freestyle and she did great! She took over a second off her time from last month and won her heat (very important to her haha). She also dropped a second on backstroke and won her heat there as well. Unfortunately she got disqualified on breaststroke even though Mike reminded her to two hand touch right before she went down to line up for the race :-). He thinks her time was around 1:01.something though which is still really good for her first time swimming it!
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50 free
seed time: 45.54
this meet: 44.35
(26th/74, they don't have the results divided by age for some reason so that is of 7-12 year olds)

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50 back
seed time: 51.55
this meet: 50.66
(26th/66)
She really has been working hard at practice and doesn't complain about going so I'm curious to see if it blossoms into a love of the sport at all. It is definitely good exercise and good practice for snorkeling if nothing else :-).

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