Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Meredith's Kinder Field Day

Meredith had her field Day the day after Mackenzie last week. The weather was completely different from the day before, but luckily I had paid attention to the weather and was prepared...sort of. ;)  After seeing Mackenzie's Blue ribbon the day before, Meredith was also determined to not get a participant (black) ribbon, so I warned her that just like Mackenzie's previous two years, you just never know.

I love watching kindergartners come out for their first events like this and the fun run.  They look so small and cute and are so surprised at what everything looks like.

It was super windy and very chilly, so the kids were very cold.

For Meredith's class, her teacher just split up the class exactly in half and rotated them with each event.  Meredith started in the second race with hurdles, just like Mackenzie.

With jumping jacks at the end.

Later on, a hockey challenge where she had no idea how to hold the stick. ;)

This one was supposed to be bowling, but the wind was so strong they just had to knock over a cone at the end of the table. ;)  I love that we did braided pig tails in her hair because I loved to see them flying when she was running.

Of course, sometimes being on the sidelines was more fun than the races themselves. ;)

This race required the kids to push down or pick up the cones and then throw a flag at the end..."Referee challenge."

I don't have any pictures of Mrs. Van Cleave doing the teacher challenge, but I think she came in first place.  Here's Meredith cheering her on, though. ;)

Lining up for the full class relay.

Meredith's class was determined that they were first or second, but I just couldn't imagine them winning anything because they had come in last place on two of the events.  They had to wait until the end of the day to find out their placement and they had finished at 10 am.

And like the day before I had a kid running to me with a big smile on her face because she had received a red ribbon - second place!  Yay!

I hope it turns out as well next year because she might be disappointed to get a participant ribbon after getting a red ribbon first! ;)

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