Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wordful Wednesday: Color Me Sleepy

I love this photo for a number of reasons. The colorful sleeping bags. The two little dirty-blond heads peeking out. The slumbering swimmers.

Those who are regular readers know that my children are competitive swimmers. Sometimes, while on a road trip, they have to wrestle a few winks in between sessions; sometimes even in between events. They know from 30 combined years of hanging around the pool deck that food and sleep are the fuel that makes those pistons hit at the proper intervals for elite college competition.

Michael Phelps they're not; they're oh-so-much-smarter than that!

So they snag some sleep when they can. It's not always this colorful, nor peaceful, but every so often they paint a pretty picture, don't they?

I thought about engineering an April Fool's Day post, but decided to use this sweet snap instead. Please join us for Wordful Wednesday, over at Angie's Place. You'll be glad you did!

19 comments:

Sara Bonds said...

Nothing makes me more sleepy than swimming. So, I can only imagine how sleepy they must have been. I love the colors too. Happy WW!

My WW is @ http://ordinaryandawesome.blogspot.com/2009/03/wordless-wednesday-i-faces.html

Susie said...

That's a great shot!!

Run DMT said...

Very cute! Happy WW!

Tracy P. said...

Oh, how I LOVE that! You know, I don't think I ever slept between events or sessions (too worried I'd miss my call)--but my mom used to often say she saw me yawning while I was on deck waiting. I never could figure out why! Maybe too many 6 AM practices.

Bernadette said...

What a great picture!

Lynda said...

Yes, that's a beautiful photos!

Teri said...

They are so sweet when sleeping, no matter what age.

Simply AnonyMom said...

What an adorable picture!!

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

The colors really make you want to look at the picture's details.

Kally said...

I really love that pic! Great sleeping bags and smart girls :)

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Ritch in Love said...

I SOOO need a nap now. that looks heavenly!

Pam said...

They look so peaceful. : ) I know swimming makes me want to nap so I can imagine how they must feel.

Brenda said...

Thats a fun, pretty picture. My daughter was a swimmer too and it was a lot of fun to go to her meets.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

My best friend was a swimmer and I tagged along for many a meet... and took many a nap on a high school hallway floor

pam said...

Looks like a much deserved rest. I love the colours as well!

Queenie Jeannie said...

What a beautiful and sweet shot! That is so gorgeous hun!!!!

Marrdy said...

Love that picture.

Mrs4444 said...

Oh, so familiar. And beautiful :)

Michelle said...

Awww, I love pictures of sleeping people (kids in particular). And those sleeping bags? Way cool. I love the colors!