Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mackenzie's first Field Day

At the beginning of the month, Mackenzie had her first Field Day and let me tell you, it is much different than field days I had when I was in elementary school.  With 11 kindergarten classes in one school, field day is big!  Mackenzie's class chose their name and Ms. Galyen told them it needed to be cute and nice, so they chose Cutie Pirates (it was a pirate theme).
Each class had a tent and the kids brought their own towel to sit in.
Meredith fell in the parking lot on the way to school that morning and scraped her knee.  We had to go to the nurses office to get cleaned up and get a bandaid, so she was in a funk for the rest of the morning.  However, she did enjoy some time sitting with Mackenzie.
I loved seeing Mackenzie with her sweet friends.

Thankfully, for the most part, Miranda was content sitting on the blanket I brought, especially since her big sister "needed" the stroller because of her scraped knee.  Let me tell you how fun it was pushing a 35 pound child in a stroller while carrying a 20 pound child on your hip.  THAT was a hoot!

I didn't get to see all the events Mackenzie "competed" in, but I saw most of them (remember how I said Meredith was in a funk?).  I loved that for most of the kids, it was not a race.  They were just doing what they had been practicing and trying their best.  One of the events was the "one-eyed pirate" where they had to cover one eye and carry a ball/egg on a spoon.  Most of the kids were walking so slow so that their ball wouldn't fall off.  It was too cute!  This was some sort of relay where they just sprayed water on a target.  They all seemed to like it even if it was super simple. ;)
The last event was full class participation passing cups of water through the line.  They were so careful not to spill any of the water! ;)
Class picture - it's hard to get 20-22 kids to look the same way, especially when there were at least 10 moms taking pictures at the same time! ha!  Mackenzie's in the back.

First field day in the books.  I'm curious to see how the events change as they get older, if they even do.  In 4 or 5 years, I'll be spending a good amount of my time at the school for 3 separate field day events.  At least I won't have other kids tagging along by then! ;)

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