The one where Ben swam for babies

Monday, August 26, 2013
Saturday was a big day. Ben got to participate in "Swim for Melissa" for the first time. Swim for Melissa is a fundraising event for a local non-profit organization that supports our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Bunches of kids, like Ben, participate non-competitive swimming event and do fundraising to get sponsors ahead of time. Each group of kids then have five minutes to swim as many laps as possible.

It was a great day to be at the pool....well would have been better in the was HOT outside. We were all about to melt when we left about 11. Ben did awesome. He swam 6 laps (of a very large pool) and raised about $900 for the NICU (top in his group). Awesome job Ben!

I love how much Ben likes to interact with Perry (Perry loves it too). 
Before he swam, Ben came over for a pep-talk with P. 

Post-swim, getting his certificate for being the top fundraiser in his group (the Groovy Guppies 2)

P is probably yawning, but it looks like he is cheering Ben on. : )

Mommy and Perry. Don't mind the sweat...did I mention it was hot?

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