Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Climbing The Hill Again: Red & Black Attack!

Red & Black Attack!

Ella Numera Dos has been slathering herself in summer swim team warpaint since she was 4. She became immersed in this tradition ~ which involves sticky, semi-permanent, hard-as-heck-to-remove, damaging-you betcha-to-my-towels & washrags ~ when she picked it up from the older kids on the team.

I know just who to blame ~ a high-schooler named Erin, who did the 50-backstroke in a flash, & gave Ella Dos her first dose of team spirit.

Well, now my kid's doin' the dirty deed. As a summer coach & all, one of her jobs is Spirit. With a capital "S." And she takes that job seriously, y'all! That's the way things are, after all, at Ye Olde Swimming Hole.

Here she is at the 4th of July Relays with 2 younger charges. Claire is 10, Caroline is 8. Just the proper age. Let's just say their mom was more than quite chagrined to see her chicas decked out this way. And I'll bet the sheets at their house didn't come clean for a week!

The I *Heart* Faces theme this week is "Excited!" And that's what The Hill is all about.

19 comments:

The Redhead Riter said...

She definitely has Spirit all over her face! Great pics!

Brian, the old man said...

Fantastic! The look of enthusiasm is great. It truly is a pic to hold and cherish.

quilly said...

What fun! What memories! What's a sheet or a towel compared to that? (Of course, I'd keep her using the same one so she didn't ruin a dozen! ;)

Cairo Typ0 said...

My first thought when i saw the pic: How do they swim with that stuff on their faces? *puzzled* I love the team spirit though. :)

Yaya said...

Great picture!

Vodka Logic said...

She is perfect for the job then... what a thrill she must be

Life with Kaishon said...

What a GREAT picture for the theme of excitement! WOW! Love it!

mama-face said...

Pure excitement. Does the paint come off in the water? Ever the mom here.

Tara R. said...

Those are some of the best game faces I have ever seen! WooHoo!

Tammy Howard said...

And I moan about Halloween makeup...

They look so happy!

Susie said...

That is some great team spirit!

Amydeanne said...

looks like they had a fantastic time!

Tracy P. said...

LOVE this!! There is some serious excitement. Fun fun, Melissa!

Miss Jo said...

That's some war paint. It must be fun to wear your enthusiasm. Superior Snaps too !

Helene said...

That is some serious team spirit right there!!! Wow!!

carma said...

you build a good case for heavily patterned dark sheets! Perhaps a maroon paisley?

blueviolet said...

I'm loving this spirit!

I Wonder Wye said...

It's great to see them so excited and full of life! Great memories~! Stopping by from SITS to see the first superior scribbler......

InspiredDreamer said...

Wow, what a fantastic photo! You've got talent... or a great camera... or both! :)

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