Tag Archives: track & field

Man in My Room

The weekend before last I woke up scared half to death.  What woke me?  A man’s voice.  A man’s voice in my bedroom!  I sat straight up in bed convinced there was a man in my bedroom.  Then the voice came again!  There was no man in my bedroom.  (Not that I would be complaining about a man in my room.  Yahoo!  But usually I know about his presence before waking up!  I’m just saying…)

So where was the voice coming from?!  Then I realized the voice was coming from the high school track PA system next door.  They were testing it for the track meet scheduled that day.  Ugh!  Not how I wanted to wake up.

Shortly after that, I realized the neighbors behind me where setting up for something in their back yard.  What could it be?  (I am such the neighbor stalker!  Aren’t you glad you don’t live next to me?)

An outdoor concert!  Mr. Neighbor is a music teacher.  All of his students and their families arrived at noon for a BBQ and to show off their newly acquired skills.  At first I was a little nervous about what torture to my ears was about to occur.  (Both my daughters play violin.  I know what I’m talking about here!)

But it turned out great!  The kids played instruments and sang for close to two hours.  It was such a great afternoon watching the track meet and listening to live music!

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Last week my younger daughter had her annual gymnastics spring show.  Each student got to showcase several gymnastics maneuvers including cartwheels, handstands, balance beam, vault and bars with their class all at the same time.  It was a bit chaotic!

And my point and shoot camera took almost all blurry photos again.  This is the only decent shot I could get of her on the mats.  Hate you camera!

She’s in the back row, far right, in the green.

And then it was time for medals and another blurry photo (I swear my camera phone takes better photos)!  A year’s worth of gymnastics fees and she gets a medal.  That sounds about right…

Just kidding.  She loves gymnastics and is pretty good at it.  So I pay and she plays.  Priceless.

Do you get “free” entertainment at home?


Track and Field Day

Last week all the 4th & 5th grade students from our school district participated in their annual Track & Field Day competition.   The weather was perfect!  I needed a jacket, but the kids were warm enough while working out.

There are five schools in our district.  Each school sported school shirts which made it really easy to cheer them on.  Our school was in the orange.

Each school had their own canopy set up to establish their “base camp.”  This is where the kids could gather in between their events to hang out, hydrate, rest and eat.

Of course, they had to warm up before starting.  Yes, my baby is a shorty.  There is only one kid shorter than her in her class and it’s a boy.  But I’m sure she will grow.  Someday.

My daughter is in 5th grade this year, so it was her second year competing.  Last year, she rocked it and got mostly 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in all events she competed in.  This year was another story, but we both had a blast!  As you can tell, she hates loves having her photo taken in front of her friends.

The softball throw was her first event.  She got 7th place out of 100+!

Shot put was next.  That baby got some air!  She got 7th there, also, but not as many girls competed in this event.

And then she ran the 400 meter.  She got 6th!

She also ran a relay, they got 6th.  And she ran the hurdles, getting 7th.  But she didn’t trip this year!  That’s an improvement over last year!

It was so fun to watch this event.  I’m sad that this is her last year.  I really hope she joins the middle school track team!

Did you run track in high school or college?