After we learned of the passing of sweet Grandpa we went to the basement to finish tiling the little bit of tile we had left to do. After we felt good about the work we had done then it was time to play.
We packed up a lunch, sunscreen and our boat and headed to the lake. Here we just relaxed in the sun. We felt like it was our duty to teach the children how to not just work hard but to relax and play hard as well. So we did our parental duties and did just that. We swam in the lake, laid in the sun, and watched the kids run up and down pelican point exploring like crazy.
Then we came home and smoothered Terry with his father's day gifts and his 40th birthday gifts. I have to say he didn't get too much because on Friday we leave for a week at a beach house in Newport, CA with Troy and his family. That was Terry's real 40th birthday gift. But he loved his pontoon boat and BBQ fish dinner. Terry we are so thankful to have you as the father of this family. You are amazing in every way how you teach our children strength, courage, love and devotion. You are such a hard worker with great sensitivities to others. We do LOVE YOU!
Tuesday the 19th was the kids first swim meet. They all did great! Treg wanted to swim a 100 IM so I signed him up and he did his best. I was so proud of him for trying something new and swimming his hardest. He got disqualified because when he jumped off the blocks he came up swimming free style and it starts with Butterfly. But he finished the race and did his best. Way to go guys! Bowdee took 1st in the 200 IM and 1st in the 50 Butterfly but DQ for 100 Butterfly. Matia took 3rd in 50 Back, 9th in 50 Free and 6th in 50 Breast. Treg took 2nd in 50 Back, 2nd in 50 Free and DQ in the 100 IM.
After we enjoyed a nice lunch with the relatives we headed back to mom and dad Townsends and enjoyed some time with Terry's siblings and their kids. After they all left we stayed a little longer and had a BBQ with Terry's really good childhood friend Jason Wells and his cute family. So the kids all got to play and have fun, 2 of Matt's kids were there also and it was amazing to me how well they all get along even after such a long time!