Monday, January 16, 2012


I thought I could successfully steal the video of Lady Bug winning her 50m breast stroke from the Facebook page.  It was just a tease for me.  On THIS computer, it worked.  I later found out from the comments that I was woefully wrong.

Anyway, she did win that meet, and placed in each and every one she swam.  She gathered a lot of points, and today since she is 11, she is not in the same group.  Things will be a little different for her.  Instead of (and excuse the terrible pun)being the big fish in the pond, she will be one of the youngest.

I have to give it to her however.  She got up and went to swim practice this morning.  When her dad asked if she didn't want to just chill - she said "no, all the good swimmers will be at practice this morning."  What a kid.  I think I am going to have to make sure I have my passport up to date for 2016!  She has her eyes set on it.  With this dedication I think she will make it.

Angelica went home this morning.  She was so excited to see the kids!  She was getting really settled in here too.  She was getting a little jealous of the attention I would give Simone.  That broke my heart because I really wish we had that little girl living here.

She had a bit of excitement when she went out for the last time last night.  G came in to tell me there was a rabbit in the middle of the yard.  Simone even was a little interested.  She usually has a "live and let live" attitude.  She doesn't care about the squirrels - and we wish she did!

I asked him to take Angelica out front, but she went to the back.  Well - the rabbit was back in the middle of the yard.  Angelica is fast!  I would have really freaked out seeing that.  I was so afraid Angelica would have a midnight snack. G said he never saw a rabbit move so fast.  Fortunately it made it under the deck before contact could be made. Fun and games at Grandma's house!



JuJu said...

Oh Lady Bug! You are wise beyond your years. She is an inspiring young lady, for sure. I really admire the dedication and discipline of young athletes.

How is Miss Shadow surviving on the China Cabinet??

Marti said...

She sounds so mature for her age. I think it's a good idea to get your passport ready. You might start making friends overseas too so you'll have somewhere to stay. lol

Jeanette said...

Lucky rabbit! Congratulations to your little grandaughter. You sound like a proud grandma!


Lady Bug rocks.