Monday, April 27, 2015

Field Day

"Mom, this was the best school day ever", a very hot and sweaty Alan informed me last Friday at 2:45 p.m.  He was recently voted the wiggliest boy in the first grade and I am routinely asked if I feed him speed for breakfast, so a whole day of outside play was the perfect day for him.  While others were seeking shady resting spots, Alan was begging his teacher for "one more time down the slide".

Sneaky Alan, he informed me he was the best one at the relay races the day before, and so it was no surprise on field day when I caught him strategically cutting in line when his class was behind so that he could make up the time.  His class cheered and cheered as he crossed the finish line and he's never smiled so wide... or loved a silly green ribbon more.

Ben enjoyed himself, but with a bit of a take it or leave it attitude. He's a lot like me, I've decided.  Willing to give his all when required, but much more likely to seek a shady spot and chat with his friends.

Relays, and obstacle courses, and snow cones, and tug-o-wars... who could ask for anything more.


  1. Sounds perfect.... I'm curious (because we will be having our preschool field day in a couple of weeks) what was the cheese balls about... because anything will cheese balls is bound to be a hit!

  2. Wow! That is a lot of fun relays for the kids.

  3. I love their tie dye shirts. Who did all of those? Good job Alan!

    1. Can you believe the PTO did all those shirts? We asked the kids to each bring in a white t shirt and a ziploc bag. The teachers were in charge of getting their shirts rolled and rubber banded. Parents came the day of and helped dye, wring out, and staple washing instructions to the bags. We returned all the shirts wet in their bags and parents were in charge of washing and drying them. The actual dying took about 4 hours, but it was worth it. I thought they looked great too. Like a whole bunch of skittles....