Every year I make it a point to be there for field day. I'm never just a spectator. I really enjoy helping out. This year I spent most of the day holding a timer for the races. There's nothing like watching the kids burn rubber to get to that finish line! I swear some don't move much all year, saving all their energy up for field day, because when they start running it's like someone lit their shoes on fire.
This year Young'un signed up to run the 50 yard dash and relay race. He and four of his friends really ran an awsome relay race! He also played a game where he threw a ball to see if it went the farthest. They call it a foxtail ball. It's a tennis ball with some of that parachute material attached that really makes it sail in the air.
After all of the events kids sign up for are finished the two big events are ready...tug-o-war and water balloon toss. I am always so glad I'm not the one to fill up all those balloons! I'd probably end up wearing more water than what goes in them. Instead, I head up to the school at the end, after watching one class drag another one to victory in the tug-o-war, to help put together snow cones for everyone. You know, now that I'm thinking on it, maybe those balloons are a better deal. All that snow cone flavoring really can turn a person's hands a rainbow of colors. Trust me, I know. My hands look like I was dying fiber and stuck my hand in the dye pot. The snow cones sure are good, though!
Up top is a picture of Young'un running his 50 yard dash. He really did dash! This other one is of Young'un, three of his friends he ran the relay race with, and another friend along for the picture ride. I told them after I took the picture I'd put it on here for all to see, so here you go boys, you're famous! Smiling & Waving, Sharon