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Finn Turns Ten

Not really — his official birthday isn’t ’til next weekend.  But we did celebrate his first decade on Earth with a paintball birthday party in Snohomish.

A few photos:

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First Day of School 2018-19

And suddenly, the kids are in sixth- and fourth grades.  Reese is in middle school, and now she takes the bus.

Time she is a-flyin’.

 

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The Jenkins family spent the past few weeks back east, first with the Hickeys in Nantucket, then solo for a few days in New York City.  A few photos from Nantucket:

And New York City:

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Another sunny July Sunday, another Seafair Kids’ Triathlon.  This year they added an “intermediate” division, which meant the kids actually swam the swim instead of running it.

Overall the kids did quite well.  Finn finished 13th out of 121 athletes and 7th out of 58 boys with a chipped time of 13:23.  That time included having to run through the swim exit twice because he missed the chip pad, as well as a rather slow swim-to-bike transition.

Reese finished 30/121; 12/63 and 14:38, a huge improvement over last year’s DFL finish (caused by a faulty bike).

A few photos:

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It’s no great secret — Finn’s a darn good Little League player.  For that reason, Northeast Seattle Little League selected him to play on its 10U All-Star team — despite the fact he’s only nine.

He was one of four nine-year olds on that team, and he acquitted himself quite well, at least at the plate.  In seven games he hit .583 with a .750 slugging percentage and batted leadoff in most (if not all) of the games.  On the mound it was another story.  In four games and 2 1/3 innings he had an ERA of 25.71, including one 1/3 inning outing where his ERA was a whopping 144.00.  He also struggled in the field, making five errors in seventeen chances.  Truth be told his fielding wasn’t much worse than the team overall.  We lost six of seven games, and suspect fielding had a lot to do with it.

All in all it was a great experience.  Here’s hoping he makes the team next year.

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As expected, Reese’s first All Star experience ended last night one game short of our goal.  The Woodinville All Stars beat NESLL’s 10U squad 12-5 to advance to state.  Reese had a double and gave up three earned runs in 4 2/3 innings on the mound, but we needed to play a perfect game against that Woodinville team — and we didn’t.

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One of my favorite traditions:

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