Friday, June 18, 2010

Swimming

Monday morning at 0751 my phone rang...it was Ms. Jennifer the kids swim coach. She said she had an opening in both level 3 and 4 that were back to back this whole week and she would like for us to come free of charge as a Thank You for Steve's service in the Air Force. The kids were super excited and we took the offer! This is our 3rd summer at Ms. Jennifer's pool and boy are we going to miss it!!! Jennifer and her team have turned Ben and Madi into some really great swimmers.

Madi's best stroke is the elementary backstroke. In this picture she doing the backstroke...crisp arms and pinkie finger in first.



For Ben's level 4, the new strokes learned were the breaststroke which he mastered and the sidestroke which he needs to work at still. Also he started diving standing up rather than on the knee.

Ben always like to wear a swim shirt...everyday.


It's Friday and for our Friday night summer dinner we are having Greek salad with a new yummy looking summer dessert.

crust:
2 1/4 c. flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. butter
mix
press evenly into 9x13 greased dish
bake 350 for 20 minutes
cool
topping:
1 pkg oz cream cheese
2 TBSP brown sugar
1 6oz flavored yogurt
1 tsp grated lemon peel
Spread this over cooled crust
Top with favorite fresh summer fruits
Every Christmas I am given the gift (thanks Liz!) of a subscription to the Pillsbury monthly cookbooks that are always a surprise in the mail...I love that. Anyways I was looking through a large stack of the books and saw this yummy summer dessert and decided to try it.

3 comments:

Everyday Gourmet said...

What a fun day for the kids! The dessert looks so good! Please let me know how it tastes : ) We are headed to Toy Story 3 at the drive in tonight. Enjoy your last few weeks in Georgia!

Our Complete Family said...

Summetime and swim lessons... they just go hand in hand, don't they? That is really special that their teacher requested you join her this summer as a thank you for Steve's military service. Sweet! And kuddos to the kiddos for progressing so well!

Anonymous said...

Madi looks like a pro. I can't believe that it does not bother her ears. Hey for her? Your dessert looks good. How was it?
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