Monthly Archives: June 2013

My little fish

Lola Gray has been wanting to join a swim team for years, but with the travel we have done the past few summers it just couldn’t happen. Finally, her time has come. Our pool doesn’t have a swim team, so she joined the team at the JEA and is loving every minute of it. The first meet was Saturday, and it was a crazy, chaotic, overwhelming experience! The kickoff meet involved 10 teams and was held indoors at the Chatham County Aquatic Center – the echo was deafening and things moved really quickly, which was more than a little stressful! Lola swam 2 races – freestyle and backstroke – and did great in both. She wasn’t the fastest, but she wasn’t the slowest either. After her first race she climbed out of the water, walked over to me and burst into tears. It wasn’t that she was upset or that anything had gone wrong, but the whole experience was just so overwhelming it had to come out somehow! She took a deep breath, though, and moved on to her next event. She was supposed to swim in a relay as well, but 2 of the 4 girls were crying and refused to swim! Oh well. I love that my girl is finding herself and that she never stops trying. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the season brings!

Piano recital

Lola Gray has spent her first grade Saturday mornings at school with Dr. Albright’s piano class, and last Sunday they had their big year-end recital. Each child was able to pick the song they wanted to play for the recital, and Lola selected Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. It’s a lot harder than it might sound! This was the first song she learned where she was playing with both the left and right hand simultaneously, and though there were tears of frustration along the way she finally mastered it! I don’t think I am being at all biased to say she was one of the best in the recital.

Field Day! (summer is almost here!)