Henry has only been in Cub Scouts for a few months but our list of activities keeps piling up. At the beginning of November we were able to go on an overnight trip with the Scouts to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We are no strangers to aquariums, having been members at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Staying overnight, though, was a whole new experience. We had the place virtually to ourselves, which made for a very leisurely visit.
As we gear up for Swim Team 2010 I thought we’d share more photos from Emma’s swim career last year. This set is from a meet at our “home” pool on Arroyo Vista, with announcer duties performed by the highly popular Mr. Henry, a teacher at Emma’s school.
Emma joined the Rancho Santa Margarita Dolphins swim team this year and took to the water like, well, a dolphin. She practiced multiple times per week focusing on the 25 m freestyle and 25 m backstroke. Despite being the shortest person on the team she wasn’t (always) the slowest. By the time for the first meet her body was tan and her stroke smooth.
I made it home from Japan just in time to drive to California Elite and see Emma swimming with Granpa Northcutt on his last visit. They didn’t notice I had snuck in so I was able to watch for the first few minutes without them even knowing I was there. Continue reading
Though it is not yet Spring we had a short summer-like heatwave last weekend. With temperatures up in the high 80’s we thought it might be fun to put on our swimsuits and jump in the fountain. Continue reading