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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Foto Story Friday #102-- Robby's field day

Today was the 4th and 5th grades field day.  Robby was SO excited to finally be old enough for field day.  He worried for a week about packing his lunch and having enough water.  I assured him that I knew how the drill went, I've been to enough that I would make sure he ate and stayed hydrated!  We arrived at 8:50 (ten minutes to spare) and of course all the kids are ready to go and excited to spend the day in the sun.
Robby's first event was the 800m run.  I tried to explain to him how this race should be run, after-all I use to run track and even ran this race, but he is 10 and he knows more than me.  He is the one in the bright green shirt.  He took off fast...

And was leading the pack for most of that first lap....
But as it came round to that last straight stretch he was slowing down and ended up placing 3rd.
Next event was the football throw.  This is such a funny picture, not the best but it makes me smile!  He threw the football 72 feet, but it wasn't far enough to place.
Then he teamed up for the 3-leg race.  They were so funny the next photo I took they were laying on the ground laughing cause they tripped and fell.  Robby and his buddy got up and finally crossed the finish line with big smiles.
They did a Surprise relay... the surprise was the kids didn't know what they would be doing.  In teams of four they made 4 passes doing different activities: 1) each guy crawled under the legs, stood up and then the next guy went- repeat all the way to the finish line, 2) they laid on the ground and the last guy hops over everyone and then lays down and the next guy goes till they reach the start line, 3) they leaped frogged their way down to the line and then sprint back to the start, 4) one at a time they had to run down grab the bat and spin around 6 times run back and tag the next guy in line.  it was fun to watch. Robby's team got 3rd.
After lunch Robby had 2 running events to go.  First up was the 4x100 relay race.  Robby got the first leg and lane 1.
The hand off, they are doing well and in first. His team maintained the lead and took 1st!
They barely finished this race and they called the next one the 400m dash.    He is stretching and waiting for lane assignments. He was totally leading the pack and feeling good when he noticed his buddy coming up on him fast....
The crowd was yelling and cheering him on, he looked over and growled and kicked it in.  these two were battling it out (and I was too busy screaming er cheering him on to take another picture of the battle) they crossed the line only a fraction of a second apart and Robby came in 2nd. (1:18:02 and 1:18:01)  It was the best race of the day!  His face is priceless {you know you want to click on it and see that expression! :) }
He looks a little tired after that run!  All in all it was a great day and I think he really enjoyed his 1st field day!  Who knows, we might have a little track star on our hands!!

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Krystin Coburn said...


Aunt Claudia said...

Good job, Robby! Great day!

Mom24 said...

Very cool! Our schools have dropped field day, which I will confess to hating when I was growing up. Glad your little one obviously has a different opinion.

Great pictures. You really captured it.

Cecily R said...

Now THAT is a look of grit and determination!! So glad he had a great day!

Emily said...

Love it! We have field day next week.

latree said...

wow he looks so tired... but I know he had great time and did great!