after her first "field day" got rained out (what can we say? florida rarely lives up to it's "sunshine state" nickname!!), we finally made it to the rescheduled date. hannah was beyond excited....even though she really had no idea what a field day entailed ;)
i had to work one of the events, so i missed out on her obstacle course race, but after that, i was able to slip away some to be able to watch her other events. the first one i was able to join her for was my personal favorite.....concession stand time! now, why they give kindergarteners concessions at the beginning of their field day is beyond me. those kids stuffed themselves with every manner of candied item they could possibly get their hands on...i feel that might have slowed them down a liitle bit! i tried to monitor hannah's goodie intake, but she still managed to consume a bag of doritoes, a ring pop, and what i consider to be the coolest candy EVER.....a nerd rope. seriously...the genius who decided to take all those little nerd candies and stick them all together in a rope....THAT guy was paying some attention in science class growing up!!
then, it was on to the 50 yard dash. it was easy to get to watch her in this even since it was the one i was assigned to. y'all....my little girl, who can't walk around the house without falling down, bumping into walls, or generally hurting herself in some way, shape, or form....my girl is FAST!
and grinning the ENTIRE way didn't slow her down either! i figured that would hurt her aerodynamics...but she still flew :)
my area also had the sack race (which was a favorite event of mine back when i was doing field days! i always hoped my kids would inherit my sack race gene!). hannah is fast AND can hop like a kangeroo. my heart swelled with pride for my little jumping bean...and still with the ever present grin:
the broom relay gave her some trouble....she's like her momma, that one is. i shy away from all things sweeping and vacuuming ;) at one point she looked up at the "audience" and said, "this thing is AGGRAVATING me!" i hear ya, sister....i hear ya!
then, it was time for tug-of-war. this was the event that i had been waiting for all day. i LOVE tug-of-war!! hannah's classmates are not the biggest in the kindergarten...but they're scrappy, by golly!
mrs. dickey, their fearless leader, urged them on to victory! they beat 3 of the 4 classes they went up against. they ended up losing in the final round to ms. simmons's class....but i think ms. simmons might have slipped a 3rd grader onto her side or something ;)
and her last event: the balloon pop. thank goodness her balloon was a liiiiittle deflated; made it hard to pop but otherwise it would have been to big for my little one to hop on top of!
and so, field day came....and field day went. we had an absolute blast and it was so much fun watching my girl enjoy herself. it brought back a ton of memories from when i was in elementary school and i'm so glad that she liked it just as much as i used to!! even with all the changes in our culture today....i love to see that kids still enjoy a good bit of tug-of-war :)