Saturday, May 15, 2010

3rd Grade Track Meet

Track meet day was one of my favorite memories from Elementary School. I wasn't neccesarily one of the fastest in my class, but I LOVED to run(short distances)! I was very excited for Julia's first track meet!
It was freezing the morning of the meet. I bundled up the boys and we walked over to the track. AJ started crying after only a few minutes of being there. I didn't think I would be able to stay long enough to see Julia run at all. I was very grateful my mom showed up and was willing to take the boys home so I could stay and watch Julia. She won her heat in the 50 and the 100 yard dash and moved on to the semifinals. She has on the aqua colored sweat suit.

By the afternoon it had warmed up and Julia shed her sweats and jacket. This picture is of her in the semifinals of the 50 yard dash. She took 3rd or 4th, but went out of her lane anyway so she would have been disqualified had it mattered:) She is in lane 7.

Thanks to my mother in law for sitting with AJ during his nap I was able to pick up Andrew and Emma and take them to run the lollipop race for preschoolers. They LOVED this event and kept asking when their next race would be!!! I wish I could have taken pictures but my camera batteries died:(

Julia's last event of the day was the relay. She ran the 3rd leg and raced her little heart out. They not only won the relay they creamed everyone else! It was so fun to watch them do so well! Again no pics because of the dead camera, but hopefully their time was good enough to qualify for the district meet. If so, we'll be sure to get some video of that!!


Jean McKendrick said...

How exciting for Julia! I love going to the kids' events. I am glad you could enjoy her day "kidless". :)

Tara said...

It was called field day when I was a kid and I loved it, too! I always signed up to do the running races as well.

Way to go, Julia!

Greg and Heather said...

I remember loving track meets too. That's great that she did so well! I hate it when my camera battery dies.