Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mismatch Day!

Spirit week Wednesday is "Mismatch" day.  I had to explain to Anna what that meant and then after she was dressed she said "I look cute!"  :-)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Pajama Day!!

Spirit week continues!  It's Anna's favorite day of the whole school year - pajama day!!!  She had been asking and asking when it was and it's finally here!!  She said "Mom, I can just get out of bed and go to school!!  I don't even have to get dressed!" 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

2013 Ironkids National Championships

Team Szymanski was on the move again for Anna's last race of the 2013 Triathlon season.  We drove 20 hours round-trip to Des Moines, Iowa to join Anna's teammates from Kids That Tri who qualified to compete in the Ironkids National Championships. Over 1500 young triathletes aged 6-15 from all over the US were there to do their best!  Out of 79 girls in the 8-year-old division, Anna finished 30th!  We were very proud of her and we all had a great time!
In Des Moines, Iowa for packet pick up

Goodie Bag Stuff!!

I'm an Ironkid!!!
Someday I'll get to wear an "Aerodynamic" helmet like this!!

Team Szymanski!!
Taking the bike to the transition area the night before the race
Checking out Gray's Lake for the open water swim!
Practicing the swim and the dolphin dives!
Morning of the race - at sunrise!
Anna's transition area
Breakfast of champions!
Warming up with the Kids That Tri team
Kids That Tri teammates!!
Good luck!!
Finally the time has arrived to line up!!
And go!!!  She had a great swim!  Perfect dolphin dives!
Coming back in from an awesome bike ride
Going out for the run - notice how many bikes there are!!!  1,500 Ironkids!!

Big finish!
Ahh!!  Ice bath!!

30th out of 79!  Go Anna!!
Kids That Tri and Teens That Tri - Awesome group of athletes and coaches!!
Driving back home - 20 hour round trip!
Entertaining ourselves at a rest stop!
Getting closer to home - Anna spots a "Santa Claus" cloud!
Back home - so proud of our little Ironkid!

She's especially proud of her first set of "Tri-tats" - temporary of course!!
I did it!!!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

In Full Bloom

This past weekend we took Anna and Lizzy to Wash Park. The flowers were in full bloom! They had a great time playing on the playground and taking our friend's dog "Charlie" for a walk.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thanks Paul and Staci!

Thanks Paul and Staci for the cute California T-shirt. Anna loves it! We really miss you guys. Today, Anna jump roped all the way to the bus stop!  Fun way to start the morning!