Thursday, November 5, 2009

here's my daughter rosie....

she is standing in front of my tiny garden. yeah, i am pitiful as a gardener. not even a gardener at all, actually.
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.

6 comments:

Tess said...

Congrats to Rosie, swimming is such a good activity. It is really awesome that they have all grown up together and that there are little kids on the team too. They have someone to look up to and to keep them motivated with the "I want to be like you" idea. Thanks for sharing her victory with us.

lisa bebi said...

thank you tess. yes, swimming is a big sport in our family. i also swaw and her cousin kim (my husband's side) is an excellent swimmer and now coach. kim coaches in michigan.

Davielle aka Princess Magpie said...

not only is Rosie beautiful, but an athlete as well. and I'm guessing she might have a creative streak in there, too? :-) YAY.

linda e said...

tell your son to be careful - if the water seems unnaturally still in Buffalo....it's ice. we had a sleet storm today - that's when tiny raindrops hit very very cold air and become a bit larger as they freeze and smack you in the face. coming to visit? :) Linda

lisa bebi said...

ahhh, linda very tempting. i love getting hit in the face. i will warn my son - i have important news for him anyway. my news is that i found a great youtube thingy called go kitty go. i must learn how to post it here.

and NO i'm not drunk.


this time.

PCarriker said...

Way to go Rosie! She is beautiful:-)

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