Category Archives: Sports & Activities

Lucy’s Blue Ribbon

29 May 2013


Just in the nick of time!
Today was our last swim class, for the summer, and? Not sure.
Happily, Katrina got Lucy to her blue ribbon, just in time.
At the blue level, swimmers can complete five “Up-Faces” (face forward breaths) in a horizontal swimming position, can climb out of the pool, and do sit-jumps back in.

(I know I have a post for Oscar’s blue ribbon – but I can’t seen to find it. When I locate it, I’ll put the link here.)

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Lucy’s Green Ribbon

20 Mar 2013


Lucy achieved her green ribbon in swimming today. It represents “Swimming six feet in a horizontal body position, using paddling arms, and having proper breath control.”

hamming it up for the camera..

no paparazzi..

The blue ribbon is the next award.
-Completing five “Up-Faces” in a horizontal swimming position
-Climbing out of the pool from the wall
She has the middle one already.
All in all, we are looking good for Hawaii…

Play Ball!

11 Mar 2013

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Our first game is in the books. It turns out that our league is really nice for a kid who’s never played before. At Oscar’s level, (“upper farm”) they don’t keep score, and each kid hits each inning. Once I saw how mellow it was, I took a deep sigh of relief. Oscar is going to have so much fun! To borrow the words of Uncle Joe, “What a thrill for them.” Joe, we’re all jealous too!

Uncle Cole took these awesome photos for us. They make the action look a little faster and crisper than it may have been.. We were laughing at the mis-match between the pro equipment and the game as it was. Still, I’m thrilled to have such a sweet account of my little guy in his first baseball game. Thank you Cole :)

This just came in – an email from our coach. I’m putting it in here because I love it.

We have two Oscars on our team. Evidently, our Oscar already has a nickname. Coach Rob gave it to him, so I’m pretty sure it’s here to stay.

Our schedule. (It’s just a screen shot so don’t expect it to pop up a cute map when you click. :)

Give us a heads up if you need some directions.

Little League Opening Day Parade

09 Mar 2013

This was super fun. We got great weather, and we ran into all kinds of friends. Sometimes, raising kids in San Francisco doesn’t feel so “fringe”.
The event was really well organized and we are excited for Oscar’s first game tomorrow afternoon!

This is what we drove up to: the staging in the Presidio’s Main Post.

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Lucy’s First Swim Lesson, Again

01 Feb 2013

Only Better.
Because I’m not in the pool…

But first, I need to include this pre-swim photo (which I am in love with!!)

And maybe another…

Ok, so the lesson.

Here is happy Lucy, floating. (the pink goggles in the middle):

The kids get ribbons to measure their progress.
The first one is the Rainbow ribbon, for general following of instructions, and putting your face in the water.
Some kids do not get this on the first day.

Here is Lucy’s real first swim lesson, and another day, with Auntie Kiera, who was then sometimes known as Bobby.
Our lessons are now Wednesdays at 11:45 if anyone wants to tag along! Happily, no suit required….