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Finn Sets a Chin Up PR

Double digits, reached.

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Halloween 2018

A few photos:

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I saw this on Facebook and thought it so good I decided to memorialize it for Finn on the family blog.

RULES FOR SONS:

1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.
2. Don’t enter a pool by the stairs.
3. The man at the BBQ Grill is the closest thing to a king.
4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.
5. Request the late check-out.
6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
7. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.
8. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.
9. Play with passion or not at all…
10. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look them in the eye.
11. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.
12. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point.
13. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her.
14. You marry the girl, you marry her family.
15. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.
16. Experience the serenity of traveling alone.
17. Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room.
18. Never turn down a breath mint.
19. A sport coat is worth 1000 words.
20. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.
21. Thank a veteran. Then make it up to him.
22. Eat lunch with the new kid.
23. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.
24. Ask your mom to play. She won’t let you win.
25. Manners maketh the man.
26. Give credit. Take the blame.
27. Stand up to Bullies. Protect those bullied.
28. Write down your dreams.
29. Always protect your siblings (and teammates).
30. Be confident and humble at the same time.
31. Call and visit your parents often. They miss you.
32. The healthiest relationships are those where you’re a team; where you respect, protect, and stand up for each other.

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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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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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