Field Day

Today was Little Bit’s Field Day at school.  Since SuperMan had the week off of work, he went to watch her ~ about which she was VERY excited.  She’s really missed her Daddy while he was working those long hours the past month.  She was really looking forward to having her Daddy with her today – so much so that she wanted him to stay at school all day.

SuperMan got some great action shots –


First, there was the mud course (apparently)


And then the marble moving race (?)


That nasty water gives me the heebie-jeebies…

Then they moved on to the very large, oversized ring toss


And your traditional relay races – the sack race and egg race
(except in this case it was a golf ball and not an egg – a fact about which the boys were reported to be extremely disappointed.)


More fun – not quite sure about this one with the baseball bat – apparently she was supposed to spin around three times with her forehead on the bat and then run back to the group?  I told her that I would’ve fallen on my face if I’d tried that one.


Hula hoopin’


And her favorite activity of the day – the Tug o’War. I think it is because she gets to use those oh-so-strong dancer’s legs and annihilate the boys. (that’s my girl!)


Look at that determination!



I bet she will sleep good tonight.  What do you think?

Field day = Hell?

I didn’t think I would be back this soon, but as this is my outlet, my place to let the silly thoughts in my head roam free, I guess I need to be here.

Today the girls have field day – I remember hating this day as a child. I mean, truly loathing it.  I would dread it as the day would arrive. It was what I imagined as a child that Hell must be like.

I mean, seriously – Field Day in the South – in MAY – when the temperatures are already hovering near 90 degrees, the humidity is 90% and they want you to stay OUTSIDE and RUN AROUND!?!?

Yeah, hated it.

The only thing I was remotely good at was the tug-of-war. And that was because of my strong legs, thanks to dance classes.  Everything else was just misery to me. I mean, why are we RUNNING AROUND A TRACK? No one is trying to kill us. There are no bears or tigers chasing us? To me, that is the only justifiable reason to run – especially in the South Georgia heat.

My girls, however, love this day.



I think they must get that competitive, athletic streak from their dad. I am pretty darn sure they didn’t get it from me!  He, however, is not only very athletic but extremely competitive. (one day, remind me to tell you about how “interesting” it gets when the three of them play games together. Uh, yeah.)


So, they’re looking forward to the tug-of-war, the relay races, the water sports (don’t remember those from MY field days) and the other activities they’ll be doing today.  They even asked me to make them a breakfast that would give them “lots of energy and speed” for the day.


I’m glad they like it.  It’s certainly better than knowing you’re sending your kids off to be miserable for an entire day.  I’ll be there in just a little while, snapping pictures and cheering them on.

And of course, I’ll share those pictures with you next week!


So, off to slather on the sunscreen and get my camera batteries charged.

Make it a good day, folks.