Josh and Joel ran the Parowan Half Marathon this morning so Josh was only signed up for the very last events of the Beat the Heat Tournament. He was kinda bummed when a toddler pooped in the pool and they had to shut it down early. They did all the events except the last one. It's a good thing that he took 1st place in the race so he was able to at least get one swim in! He was able to do the IM but not the 50 free. The LAST meet of the summer is always the Hurricane Beat the Heat Meet. It is just with us Hurricane and a few Mesquite kids that could make it up but it is always a lot of fun.
JoEllen brought some Minion Twinkies that the kids enjoyed decorating.
It was a super hot day so JoEllen and Matty ran to the store and bought her a new swimsuit to play in so she didn't get heatstroke.
We started off the meet with relay races. Here's David getting ready to jump in.
And here's Ben.
Here are the boys cheering her on.
Here is Evan. Because his birthday was after swim team started he was put in the younger group than David. So he only had to swim 25 yards instead of 50. So he started down at the other side of the pool and swam back. He and David both have gotten so much better.
Here is an awesome picture. Let me explain why. It's obviously of Ben's butt, but I was taking the picture of Cole standing at the other end getting ready to cheer him on.
David and his cheering section.
Emily was up right after David.
Then Ben. Once again Cole is right there, cheering him on. Daxton is in the lane right next to him. That's his Mom Stacy in the pink shirt. They touched the wall at the same time.
This is Sophie's IM.
Josh's one and only race, the IM. He was right next to George.
David's relay team. He started with backstroke.
Since they called the meet short they hurried and tallied up everyone's scores and at that time we just happened to be ahead!!!! We won! It was AWESOME!
This was a great way to end the season. We had so much fun. I can't wait to see what text year bring and see how much they've grown.
Right after the meet we headed up to Pine Valley to celebrate Evan's birthday. He just turned 10. Brad and his family and some of Spencer's kids were up there too. JoEllen made him the awesome Chess Birthday Cake with edible pieces! He and Kyle played a game before people started eating it. It was really cool! She always seems to find these crazy, neat chocolate molds for every occasion. They are really fun.
Then Brad tried to start a fire but it wasn't as big as Kyle wanted it so he put a little "boy scout water" on it.