Thursday, July 23, 2009

This boy...


is determined and dedicated and loyal and strong.


He's tender and loving and funny and true.



He's generous and kind and thoughtful and brave.


And as of this past weekend,

he's also the Virginia State Champion!


Summer Awards Meet: 8 & Under State Championships
Freedom Center, George Mason University
July 17-20, 2009

The fastest tykes in Virginia competed for the STATE'S top slots, and Noh-man left his mark:

5th place: 100m freestyle
4th place: 200m Individual Medley
4th place: 50m breaststroke
3rd place: 50m backstroke
3rd place: 100m butterfly
3rd place: 50m freestyle
2nd place: 200m freestyle
2nd place: 100m breaststroke
1st place: 400m freestyle

Popping-at-the-seams proud, utterly amazed, thrilled to the point of complete combustion...
and so, so much more!

6 comments:

gretchen said...

WAY TO GO NOH-MAN! WE ARE SOOOO PROUD OF YOU!!! love you lots too.

the grays

SKELLER said...

Despite never having met Noh-man, I'm just bursting with admiration for him and excitement for you all!!

Many congratulations!

ps. I love your newest blog header :-)

Anonymous said...

Way to go Noh-man!!! I always knew you were the best 8 year old swimmer in our family (and many other families as well). Is there ANYTHING you can't do if you put your mind to it? I don't think so!!!!!!! We are totally thrilled with your marches to victory. Love, Gramoggie

Leslie said...

Wow! Nokia, you rock! And, you're pretty humble, since all I heard you say about your meet is that it went well. Uh, you neglected to mention you are now the State Champion in freestyle. I am so proud of you!!!

Aunt Leslie

Katie said...

Aweeeeesoooommmme!!! :D Noh-man, you rock! Keep it up! :D

Jennifer said...

WooHooo! Way to go!!!