While we were eating dinner on Thursday night, the subject of swimming in the ocean on New Years Day came up. I'm a bit cautious about ocean swimming in the blazing hot summer, so it NEVER occurred to me to take a dip in the middle of the winter.
But Jon- evidently it's on his bucket list.
It's also never occurred to me to have a bucket list, but that's for another day.
Jon asked the waitress whether there was a Polar Plunge type event and she laughed and said, "we call it the Dolphin Dip and it's a HUGE deal".
Can you tell where we're heading??
We made a quick trip to obtain the proper attire for the dip- stopping of course for a photo op that couldn't be passed up.
Cooper added some extra drama for good measure-
Fast forward to New Years Day- 1.1.11
The boys were ready (yes, Jon was a little more ready than Coop) and I nearly choked when I saw the muscle shirt....but they did say "come in costume".
And so, we arrived-
We weren't sure what to expect...
There were families in costumes,
kids dressed for the occasion,
dogs named Roscoe,
and more acrobats,
guys who hadn't stopped celebrating from the night before....
even a sword yielding belly dancer.
Yup, you can do it all at the Dolphin Dip!
Before long, there were thousands of people on the beach....and it was almost time.
They were off!!
At this point I started to panic a bit...although I could see Jon, I couldn't find Cooper.
I shouldn't have worried- he and Jon had the best time. The Star News Online did an article about the event and Jon and Cooper are in picture #23. They're on the far left side of the shot.
I started breathing again when I saw them coming out of the water-
I couldn't get towels on them fast enough!
I think 2011 is going to be a good year- these guys do too!
I am so proud of my boys- so brave, so spontaneous, so much fun!
Love you both!!