but rosie is growing up nicely. her birthday is coming up on the 19th. she will be 15. she says she doesn't want a party - but she would like a sweet sixteen party next year. i'm not sure what that would be. i'm sure she will let me know.
rosie's news: she got a 3 foot tall trophy at her swim team awards banquet on sunday night for being the team's top competitor. she was not surprised. she came near getting it twice before her coach said. and i know that is true. she also got an award for being the most serious swimmer on the team. she wasn't sure she liked that - she wondered if it meant she was always frowning or what. i think he only meant she is serious about competing.
she is very happy with her team members - the little team community. it is a small swim team, only about 30 swimmers - most of them little kids. but the teenagers, for the most part have grown up together. its such a good and wholesome sport. she works out 2 hours a day, 5 days a week with only a handful of days off a year. she has been swimming on the team since she was 6 years old. that's impressive, i think.
her coach has made quite an imprint on her. he also coached my older kids, but for many reasons they didn't stay at it as long as rosie. my daughter brooke didn't stay swimming because i couldn't take her after my husband died -i was working overload, so it was not her fault. she still likes to swim and loves to exercise. brooke runs everyday and works out lifting weights. she looks spectacular. as for my son who now lives in buffalo, NY. i doubt he sees the inside of a pool there. i will ask him just for the heck of it.