Friday, June 29, 2012

Our Little Champ Won Blue Ribbons!!!


 
I know, I know there have been enough swim updates from me, but last night was magical. Dominic came in 1st place in his heats for both the freestyle and backstroke races. He has NEVER placed first before and not only was this the last regular meet of the season, but Mom, Dad and Diana's entire family were there to witness his accomplishments and provide extra love and support!
 
Enjoy the videos, my emotional commentary is hilarious (slightly embarrassing!) but I can't describe the overwhelming feeling of awe and gratitude to GOD when I see Dominic soar like a little eagle.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Swim Season is Wrapping Up


Hard to believe we are down to one regular meet and then championships. Domi has progressed so well and has learned the butterfly and breaststroke. He has come  a long way from the beginning of the season when Dan and I were unsure if he could even swim 25 yards, to swimming races in every stroke. This past Tuesday it was so precious because he swam backstroke in an outside lane so I was cheering and walking along with him stroke by stroke, he heard me and was smiling and laughing the whole way! It was a close race and he finished in second place and posted his best time ever. He always asks at the end of every race, "did I beat the other kids"? I love that competitive spirit! :)
 
His freestyle and backstroke times qualify him for league championships July 9 -11. We are excited! I made him a special bulletin board to show off all his ribbons, a photo is attached. Note the cute monkey underwater PJs I just had to buy for our little champion swimmer! :)


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Father's Day & Night Swimming

We had a nice day on Saturday starting with reading camp. We then met our realtor at Paradise Bakery for lunch to discuss possible investment proprties, and then it was off to swim practice. Not many swim team members were there so Dominic pretty much had a private lesson, he loved that! We finished the day with my Mom and Dad, we went to mass and then dinner at Black Angus to celebrate Father's Day. It was a fin and full day!

Sunday was pretty lazy and relaxing. Dan went to a movie by himself to get away (he is a full-time stay at home parent) and then we had pizza for dinner. Domi and I enjoyed our first night swim of summer, it was awesome!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Our Champ in Action!

We are enjoying these early days of summer watching Dominic compete as part of the Aqua Safe Gators swim team, he is doing great! I know I was nowhere near his athletic ability when I was just 5 years old, he is an inspiration to us! :)

 
After several years of owning an expensive camera we *finally* figured out how to use the video camera feature - lol! Enjoy this video...