A few months ago, Reese passed her 7’s at the Laurelhurst Beach Club and promptly went off the high jump — twice.
Yesterday at was Finn’s turn.
After having passed his 3’s roughly a month ago, our almost seven-year old first grader to be passed his 7’s
and then promptly did this (twice):
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One of the great things about Laurelhurst Beach Club is “the log.” It’s exactly what it sounds like — a 15-foot-long-or-so log that the kids (and some adults) spend their summers rolling.
The kids rolling this afternoon.
This summer the kids have taken to the log in earnest. First it was Reese, who started “logging” last summer after she passed her 3’s. Finn passed his 3’s recently and has joined her. Both are improving markedly — especially Finn, who can already hold his own with the best of them.
Now if only I could get them to show the same dedication to their violins …
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Today the Jenkins family welcomed a new member.
Charlie Jenkins. A 4 1/2 pound, six-week old Shiba Inu.
She will not lack for love.
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This morning the kids completed their first-ever triathlons. A 100-mile “swim,” 2-mile bike and 1/2 mile swim.
Very proud of them, no doubt, but things didn’t go perfectly. For Finn it was a bike issue. Like literally a bike issue. His chain broke, and he had to do most of the bike pushing his. His swim and run were great, but a broken bike left him in last place overall (173 participants). Reese finished in 171st place — a function, no doubt, of some slow shoe tying and concern for her brother.
Regardless of their placing they finished a triathlon. At ages 8 and 6.
A heck of a lot more than I was doing at their age.
Our little would-be triathletes.
173 kids getting ready to go.
Reese did well on the swim. Would have done even better had the swim not been in three feet of water.
On to the bike.
Reese is a good swimmer but I’m not so sure about her speed shoelace tying skills.
Off on her bike.
He only has one gear.
A miserable bike ride.
Getting ready to run.
Bikes work better when the chain isn’t broken.
A proud papa.
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Another year, another Ragnar Northwest Passage. One of the best weekends of the year. A few photos:
Sandbaggers, Van 1.
Rookie Aaron Walley on his first leg.
Kayla, Erica and Greg.
Rookie Walley supporting fellow newcomer Adrian Whorton.
I once had a washboard like that — not.
Adrian’s tramp stamp.
Greg at the end of leg 4, — the exact spot I pulled my calf two years earlier.
Aaron battling the heat.
Greg and Kayla McClure.
Greg busting it on his bagpipes.
Greg in the middle of his eight miler …
with his wife waiting in support.
Proof I was there.
Gotta be some meat hooks in that place.
The FEMA scene that is Friday night at Ragnar.
Adrian warming up for his final leg.
Greg, bustin’ it.
292 kills for Van 1 alone.
Erica, Kayla and me getting ready for a polar bear plunge.
Could do a caption contest here.
A post-plunge groupie.
The 2015 Sandbaggers.
5/6 of Van 1 on the ferry ride home.
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