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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Saturday we went to Julington Creek to cheer Graydon on at his first official swim meet. He'd been to a practice meet previously, but this was his first official competition and it was the first swim meet that our family had ever been to.
Graydon did a great job in his races and he swam in three different heats.
After the swim meet we all went to Moon Dog for lunch and enjoyed a noisy lunch outdoors in the nice weather.
Thursday, May 19, 2022
On Wednesday night, Connor, Andrea and I went to the tennis banquet for Connor's highschool tennis team. The banquet was held in the clubhouse in our neighborhood, so it was as convenient as it gets for us. Andrea had to buy Connor some new clothes for the banquet as he's outgrown the outfit already that we got him for homecoming.
The kids all had assigned tables where they could sit with their teams and the parents sat at the surrounding tables. Connor was with the JV boys team and they seemed to have a good time hanging out and preparing their "paper plate awards". After dinner, the coaches for each team gave short speeches recapping their seasons and sharing some of their favorite memories and then passed out team jackets and awards. We were surprised that Connor actually got quite a bit of recognition from his coaches and teams. Connor got the MVP award from his coach and the varsity boys team also recognized him and gave him "Rising Star" award as he was the only freshman to practice and somewhat be a part of the varsity team. Connor also earned a varsity letter from the varsity coach, which was pretty awesome for a freshman.
Paige and Millie Mae have been good buddies lately. Paige is good about playing with her and they have a special relationship. Yesterday I had Millie out front while I was getting the lighting right on my camera and Paige decided to join us. I snapped a few pics of my girls together just to test the flash and lens and didn't expect to really keep them, but they turned out pretty cute so I decided to post them.
On Friday, May 13th, Paige played the last 14U Junior Team Tennis match of her team's season. Andrea did an awesome job as always managing the team, which can sometimes be a bit stressful with other team coaches and parents, and even our own team's parents. Most of the kids on Paige's team were fairly young for 14U and while they didn't have an awesome record, they all got good experience and played some good competition. Andrea did a lot of work to make sure everyone that wanted to play had an opportunity and would arrange for extra matches with the other teams to try and give all the members of the team a chance to participate.
Paige played singles and doubles and although she beat her singles opponent previously, it just wasn't her day on Friday. Her opponent was a fairly tall 8th grade boy and while Paige was more consistent, he was tough to beat when his shots went in. Paige played the same boy and another boy in doubles with Rosie. Paige lost both matches, but played hard and we were proud of her for having a good attitude and trying her best.
We were also happy that Millie Mae got to come along and we should have gotten a picture of two other dogs that were there, a poodle and a havanese, both of Millie's mixed breeds. After the match was over we snapped a couple pics of Paige's team together before everyone left.
On May 12th, Paige played doubles with Caitlyn for her middle school tennis team. They had some good points and Paige played fairly solid and strong tennis for the most part and they cruised to a comfortable win. We took a few videos, but not too many as there were some other parents that were talking the entire time, which was a bit distracting in the videos.