Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Track, Field, and TREATS!

We took the kids to track and field night at school last night.  We have never gone before, and didn't really know what to expect.  We are so glad that we went!  The kids had so much fun and did not want to leave!  
 Here they are waiting for directions on where to line up...Eliott was very determined to "run very fast"!
 There were lots and lots of little girls, but only a few boys in Eliott's age category.  Here they are being put into their places.  Eli listened very well, and was such a big boy.
 Can you see the look of determination on his face?!  It made me smile just watching him!  He has never been in any organized sports before...this is the closest thing to it.  It was fun watching him listen to directions, and try his best!
 Look at that smile!!!!  Way to go, buddy!
 First Place!!!
 Little Bean earned herself 3 pink ribbons...she was so fun to watch.  Just a tiny little thing out there running!  She had a smile from ear-to-ear after she realized what she was supposed to be doing.
 After Eli ran his first race, all he wanted to do was run...he ran all over the football field while he waited for his next event.  Of course, Bean followed close behind him!
 They ran the dash, then did the long jump, and the final even was the 'shot-put'.  (They actually used a tennis ball:)  Adi knew just what to do with the ball- she's learned well from her brother!
 Eli and Daddy were watching carefully to see how to do the long jump.
 And there he goes.......
 We treated the kids to ice cream after the track meet.  Our first time at Sue's Drive-In for the season.  We usually like to wait until a nice, warm day and bike there, but thought they had earned it after their wonderful performances:)
 Adi made sure to get every last sprinkle out of her cup!
 And much of it ended up on her chin!
He had a chocolate-covered face from his cone, too!  
Hopefully the weather is nice next Tuesday so we can go again...
Eli was asking if he could go back to the track today- maybe we should have, just to run off some energy!


3 comments:

moren blog said...

Yay Jill! Glad to have you back blogging. I love seeing the kids. I have been thinking about starting a blog for our family but just haven't gotten around to it yet. Enjoy your summer! Maggie

Jill said...

You should, Maggie! It's fun, but it can be a little time-consuming. I love looking back through the pictures...and this is taking the place of my lack of writing in their baby book:)

Amy said...

Looks like lots of fun! And who doesn't love ice cream?! Good choice Mom!

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