Thursday, May 23, 2013

School's out... let summer begin

Today was the last day of class for the 2012-2013 school year.  There have been several fun activities over the last couple of weeks:  field trips, class picnics and (pictured below) track and field day.  I love watching the kids try their hardest at some pretty interesting events.

Candace was pretty good at the standing long jump.

Sarah jumped 64 times in one minute... without any misses!

Thomas struggled valiantly in the anchor position in tug of war.

Many of our evenings and Saturday mornings have been taken up with baseball and softball.  The girls played last year and did surprisingly well... they had never even heard of the game until we signed them up for it.  They took to it quite naturally.  This year they are old pros and have really improved.  Both are good batters and Candace has quite an arm on her little self.  This is Thomas' rookie year in baseball.  As a kindergartner, he "should" be in t-ball in our league, but the organizers recommend he play up a level, in coach pitch.  Apparently word of his athleticism on the soccer field preceded him.  Do I sound a little like a bragging parent?  Well, yeah.  

Thomas at bat.

Sarah loves to play catcher.  :)

Candace takes off for first after getting a hit.

Looking forward to lazy summer days and enjoying more of the great American past time with my littles.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Sounds a lot like our house this summer.

[and Martin seems to do well in soccer and baseball, too. must be an ethiopian thing? :) ]