Thursday, June 8, 2017

Let the Crazy Summer BEGIN!

Here are some photos of Av's freshman diving banquets ~
The Neenah swimmers and Diver that were a honored at the banquet for All-State
 
 All-State award
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And DIVER OF THE YEAR!!!
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 And Coach received COACH of the YEAR award also.... what a great pair these too make.  Ha ~ I remember when she first started dive Av's height was about to coaches shoulders....not so much any more
 Then we went to Lambaeu Field for the second banquet which was for Av being Nominated for an award there too.  She didn't "win" but the experience of being there and being the only diver to be nominated we think she's a winner any way.
 It was really cool that Ms Emma and Ms Sarah came along .... all dressed up and somewhere to go :)
 
 It was pretty cool that Clay Matthews from the Green Bay Packers was the guest speaker for the event.
 We should be finding out this week yet if Av was selected/awarded All-American diver.  I've heard she will MOSTLY LIKELY get the award....so now we wait for the email.  WOW ~ what a great start to her High School Diving career.  She is working hard already this summer with technique and new dives.  This week she's been in the pool practicing from 11:30-1 and then again from 6-8p.

Memorial Day we didn't have a day nurse but we managed to get up, ready, and out the door to go to the Parade.  Danny loves listening to the commotion and the marching bands.
 How cool Danny's lil friend Teague and his family ended up right by us!
 Poppy in the hat, flag in hand, and Danny's like "Really Mom?"
 We saw the Town of Neenah Fire dept
 And we looked for Av as she marched with the Neenah High School Band
 Found her!!

We managed to get the garden planted on Memorial weekend.....so much for down sizing ~ HA
15 tomato plants, 6 Jalapeno, 6 Habenero, 6 green pepper, 1 zucchini, 1 yellow squash, 3 acorn squash, 3 cucumbers, 3 pickling cucumbers, 12 kalarabi, 1 row each of beets, onions, lettuce, green beans and peas.  I for see lots of canning in the fall once again


Av's Freshman year just flew by!  I can't believe I now have a sophomore in the house.  The next 3 weeks Av is at Divers Ed class in the mornings, in addition to her daily dive practice.  For the Month she'll be off to Dive Zones in Milwaukee the end of the month, and then back to back Dive Camps one in Iowa and one in Indiana.  No rest over here!!
 First day vs Last day of Freshman year
 Of course I had to get Danny's photo too
 Danny has been showing more signs of discomfort the last week or so.  We've been giving pain meds around the clock, but I have a call into his Orthopedic surgeon to see what they would like to do as we believe the pain and discomfort is coming from his left hip.  Other then the pain issues Danny has been holding his own.  We lost another members of Danny's team yesterday as his LONG time PT, Peter, is now going to support him with just his medical equipment and not physical therapy.  It was sad to see him go but he'll still pop in from time to time to check on Danny's chair, and stander.  Peter was seeing Danny when Danny was in the NICU at about 2 days old for his left bracial plexus and positioning, so it's been a long time.

I got me some ink therapy!  Another awesome piece done by Jake from Wicked Ink in Neenah.
With all lives twists and turn it will eventually all come back together.  REFUSE TO S;NK (semi colon represents survivor of depression and self harm)
 

We even got Danny in the pool earlier this week in hopes to help him feel better..... really didn't work, but I still think he enjoyed it more then sitting in the house
 Danny you need some SUN
 Man of leisure!
We also took him on a boat ride this week....that was also a no go, but we tried.  
I'm hoping the ortho surgeon will have some ideas for us.  We don't see him for another 3 weeks.

Stay tuned!!  I hope you all have a safe and happy summer ~ I'll try and blog more often, but usually No news is Good news!