Friday, May 16, 2008

E- We are red

Molly was inducted into the Sports Day tradition on the first really beautiful day of the year. Her school has the students on the same team/colour each year, and all family members are put on the same team....making us a red family for the next 12 years.

The day was pretty typical from what I remember of my elementary school experience...... apart from the new politically correct cheering for all teams, not just your own. There were the obstacle, waiter and dress-up races amongst others. There were hotdogs, chips and chocolate milk to snack on. There was lots of sunshine, tons of fun and one really tired Molly at the end (as you can see in the shot of her sitting on the sidewalk).

Around our house, especially with two smaller siblings to compare her to, Molly is starting to feel like a big girl. Seeing her out on the field with all of the other kids puts it back in perspective how small she really is. With the help of a really nice grade 7 student, Molly was able to do all the events.

The kids have now gone for a wagon ride with another family from our Co-op. When they get back we will go to my Mom's for her birthday dinner and then to Point Roberts. Having gone to the Children's festival followed by the beach yesterday, it's shaping up to be a busy long weekend. It feels a bit like having the family come out of winter hibernation.

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