Sunday, July 25, 2010

Diving Diva II

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Well folks, Chloe is diving.  She'll have to keep working on it, but this was a mental breakthrough for the little engine who kept saying she couldn't.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Diving Diva



As many of you know, I am a bit obsessed with getting Chloe into summer programs and this summer is no exception.  We browsed through the city catalog and she got to pick what she wanted to do since Point Reyes camp was not an option this year.  One of things that she picked was diving and I feel that she made the right choice.  I personally think that she looks like a diver, bias?  Absolutely!

It was fun taking her to the pool and seeing her stretch out and get better as the day went on .  Following is a sequence of her best jump.


This is the warm up with the rest of her classmates.


Getting ready for jump.


Wait for it....


Wait for it.....



Getting some air.....


Taking the leap.

Sorry but even with it being on continuous sports mode I didn't hold the button long enough to get the actual dive.  It was a cross between a belly flop and a dive.  Having said that, she did great for it being her very first time doing this.  She's really excited about getting better and taking her lumps (belly flops hurt) as she goes along.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Chloe's 10th Birthday Bash


Our amazing daughter has finally turned ten; seriously where does the time go.  We decided that this year we would fore go the traditional party scene and have a party that would be both educational and good for our community, so we had her party at Kaweah Oaks Preserve.  It was a lovely day for a party although a bit windy.  Our dear friend Niki took us on a tour and the kids had a good time learning and taking in some nature.


There was plenty of monkeying around too.  The kids all seemed to have a good time.  For snacks we offered homemade granola, organic baby carrots from KMK Farms, organic mandarins, and of course cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.  All told, with the help of her awesome guests, Chloe's party helped raise $300 for local land conservation. 


Thank you guys for making it such a lovely day and for helping Chloe make a real difference locally.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

I'm a hockey mom through and through

 


So as most of you know we went up to San Jose today for Chloe to attend a hockey camp for girls that was hosted by the San Jose Sharks Jrs, so no real Sharks for me today.  It wasn't fun getting up and hitting the road by 6:30 am but it was all worth it.  Chloe loves hockey as a fan, and now she actually wants to play hockey.  How cute is she in all of that gear.  We also got the opportunity to visit the Smiths which was fun and made me really miss those guys.

 
We got there early and caught the end of the New Jersey Devils' practice who we play on Tuesday night.  Hooray!  Loved the Olympics, but missed my hockey.  They have a rep for having some big guys on the team, however, in suits they're not all that.

 

Ryan is helping tape the socks onto Chloe's body because she's so skinny. 
 
At first it wasn't all smiles since Chloe has never had hockey gear on and she's never actually ice skated, but # 13 from the SJ Jr. Sharks girls' team was there to lend a hand and offer moral support.
 

Once she was off and running she was the slowest, but that didn't stop her determination.  All the coaches saw how much effort she was making and were there to lend a hand.
 
By the end of the day she was a lean, mean hockey machine with the help of the awesome coaching staff.  After hockey clinic we headed over to the Smiths house to have some lunch and got the pleasure of finally meeting that insanely cute Thomas.

 

What a handsome boy eating his quesadilla while we ate some really good Thai.
 
Even when things weren't going so well, he's still a really cute guy.  Come on.

 

There was even time for some book reading.  Those are really cute kids.  Thank you Smiths for being such awesome hosts and sharing your darling boy with us.