Tonight we went out on a family date. Mostly b/c we couldn't find a babysitter but we were tired of sitting around at home on Saturday nights so we figured what the heck. Maybe Moana will like Thai food? So we brought her with us. And... Indeed! She is a fan of Thai. She ate green papaya salad and tofu/vegetables... she was insistent on using her chopsticks and we just let her try. I think she liked the tofu because she could successfully stab it with a chopstick and then pretend it was a popsicle to eat. It just kinda cracked me up though when she was all Can I have more tofu please? I wonder how many two years olds ask that? Lol.
Moana is starting a new pre-school next week. I told her it was Flying Fairy School so obviously she is PUMPED about going and tonight after dinner we went to gather the list of supplies the school requested. (Don't be too jealous of my very glamorous life.) Moana couldn't wait to get her new "School Surprise". She kept asking about when she was going to get her new wings. I wonder how she'll feel about this new school when she finally figures out that they're not actually going to teach her how to fly?
This morning was another ocean swim race. Moana loves ocean swim races. It means she gets to play in the sand all morning! Scott dug her a private little pool to jump in.
The race was something like 1.6 miles along the north shore from Chun's Reef to Waimea Bay. This one might be my favorite of the four races in the series... maybe because it tends to be a bit choppier than the others and sometimes there's a good current against us and it requires some ocean navigation skills to make sure you don't swim like 2+ miles. The picture below makes it look a lot more simple than it actually is.
Here's a photo of some people trying to get out to the start. This actually makes me laugh a bit... all these people trying to get out to the start buoy via the most direct line, which also happens to be right over the shallowest part of the reef. All they had to do was go right or left and the water was deep enough to swim in without getting cut on the reef. This is kind of like the first piece of the puzzle when it comes to ocean navigation skills...
Anyway, not much newsworthy about the race itself. I felt a little lost because I was never swimming around people I knew. It was weird. I kept looking around at the people I was swimming with but it seemed like everyone I saw was a teenage boy. Where were my people?? Anyway, I swam hard, think I took a decent line, felt pretty good, and came out of the water ahead of everyone else in my age group. So that was cool. It's been a while since I've won my age group at one of these races... like a couple years I think? Gosh... now that I think about it, maybe even 4 years?? Last year I was 2nd-4th every time, the year before I was 2nd at all four swims to Miki, and the year before that I was pregnant... so yeah, it's been since 2007 that I've won here. I just talked (wrote?) myself into feeling better about this race. Lol.
Of course, a 13 yo girl came and whooped us all and won for the women. Damn kids. Of course, 11 years from now when that is Moana I'll be like super proud mama!