Its been a while since I did an update of where we are up to so when I saw Donna’s #LivingArrows post this morning, I thought it the perfect opportunity. You’ve probably noticed how quiet posts have been around here – partly due to sorting technical behind the scenes blog stuff out (I won’t bore you with the details) but mainly because our sporty kids have taken over once again in the Costello house.
Those close to us will be well aware that Millie is still doing so well with synchro at the moment. (I share photos and updates on Facebook & Instagram stories so feel free to follow there) Last weekend was British Champs where she medalled in 10 out of 11 categories and also came away with the huge Holland trophy for overall high scores for the 2nd year running. Coverage still available on BBC iplayer for the next 3 weeks or so.
This week kicks off the start of travelling season with Senior Europeans in St Petersburg, Russia. I’ve been twitchy since Millie was dropped off in Bristol on Saturday ahead of flying on Wednesday. An incredible opportunity for her to see so many countries of the world but I’ll be mighty glad when I arrive in St Petersburg on Thursday for a huge hug with her. Over the next 2 months, Millie will also be travelling to Barcelona and Prague – If everything goes to plan I’ll share our travels on here
And what about Violet? I often get asked if Violet misses out because of everything we do with Millie. Er no! Trampolining, Dance lessons, Swimming and endless hours of running mean Violet is crazy fit. Yesterday her & Mr C ran the John West 10K in Liverpool finishing with a time of 53.53 minutes. Let’s gloss over the fact that she should have been 15 to enter and she’s only 12. Still didn’t stop her spending a good hour bouncing on the trampoline later in the afternoon though! We are trying to find her a proper running club around here that can help with her technique and give her something to work towards.
Let’s not forget the footballer of the family. I hereby give a public apology to our neighbours for the endless hours of kicking a ball in the front garden, the balls that fly over the fence and the goalpost that blocks the path. We didn’t think the football phase would last this long but if anything its getting worse. Tara plays it, watches it and talks about it ALL THE TIME! Its the end of the season for Ravenhead Vixens now so plenty of time for training and friendlies with her mates. On Mother’s Day, Tara’s squad were lucky enough to be mascots for Manchester City ladies and had the best day. We were definitely shouting loud for them on Saturday when they won the FA Cup ladies final!
While it does make life quite hectic, I do love all 3 girls doing completely different activities (We occasionally get all 3 in the pool for a speed swim session at the same time but it is VERY RARE!) They are definitely individuals and there’s no pressure on either one of them to be more successful than the rest. They are all fit and healthy in their own chosen sports and us parents are truly exhausted!
Donna’s linky, Living Arrows is all about celebrating childhood every Monday. Taken from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” I take part whenever possible. Head on over to the link to see what others are celebrating about their children or better still, join in! I’d love to hear what you have been up to (with children or without so feel free to leave a comment below)