Down here in the southlands, it gets really hot and extremely HUMID!!! One tends to drip/glisten when one stays outside too long. To combat this--or at least try to forget about it for awhile--most of the neighborhood kids are involved on a swim team. Lots of fun, something to keep them busy and off of XBOX, and it really keeps them in shape! We parents have about as much fun as they do. Down time to socialize, get splashed by the big kids (to cool off) while timing their events, and best of all....to eat yummy homecooked food. Our swim team moms can cook!!! We have several opportunities to share our recipes....from Pasta Pump-up to breakfasts to end-of-the-year suppers.
Y'all, we shared in the carbo loading with our precious children last night at the Pasta Pump-up. Their big end -of -the- year county meet is Saturday. To make sure our little darlins have carbed up and are ready to tackle those difficult events--that last all of 35 seconds or less , we prepared a SPREAD last night. Oh, my word! Yummy is all I can say. From the pasta casseroles to the fresh fruit to the fabulous banana pudding :), I was stuffed. I felt like a needed to run a marathon this morning to make sure those carbs didn't go to waste.
After practice yesterday morning, the swim team had its shaving cream fight! What a hoot! Each child was armed and deadly with 2 cans of the cheapest shaving cream around. On the command, they "had at it!" (For safety purposes, all had to wear their goggles.) When the chasing, and the screaming, and the cans were empty, our local fire department drove down to the pool and hosed them down!! Last year--year one for this fight--we made the mistake of letting moms hold hoses over all 60 plus children to get them clean. It took a v..e..r..y long time!! Guess who was one of those moms?? The fire dept. is the way to go--as long as they don't have an emergency that morning! I wanted to show you all the end result of the shaving cream fight and encourage you to be creative with your kids this summer too (heehee!!).