Saturday, May 12, 2007
Field Day 2007, in Photos
Brayden, standing, looking pretty. FYI, this was right after she yelled at me that I was embarrassing her and she didn’t want me taking any pictures of her this year why couldn't I just go away and leave her alone?? Why yes, I *do* love parenting a tween-ager, why do you ask?
And just so you know she can do more than stand around and pose, here she is in action.
Kellen, with the ever-challenging ball on a spoon relay. Truly, his athletic accomplishments are dizzying to the mind.
This picture is much more fun for me. Have you ever seen a child strain so hard? Although why they would select my son, seventy pounds soaking wet, to compete in the tug-of-war, is beyond me.
But even funnier than the thought of skinny-Minnie-Kellen in the tug-of-war, is the face of his classmate J. behind him. Although it goes against every internetiquette rule I know to post photos of someone else’s child without asking permission….. how could I NOT post that face???
PS. They lost.
Kendrie, also handling with ball on a spoon relay with grace and skill. I expect to be fielding calls from the 2018 Olympic scouts any day now.
Um, I mean …. Maybe not.
Ok, just so long as you get to the end of the lane, it’s all good.
And a good time was had by all.
Except for Grandma Betty, who despite the cooler of water and the umbrella for shade, about had a heat stroke and had to come home and have a nap before the evening soccer game. Poor Grandma Betty. Getting old's a bitch. Kidney stones and heat exhaustion, all in one visit.
PS. If any of you who read Kendrie’s Caringbridge site and have been kind enough in the past to leave us a message in the guestbook, receive an e-mail from someone “named” Frederick Ekene, just delete it. I don’t know this person, but they’ve chosen to spam the e-mail addresses in the guestbook with religious messages about not being able to get ahold of me, so please forward this message .... which I think, wow, shows a lot of class. Obviously, a little too much time on their hands, and too little intelligence in their brains, if that’s the best way they can entertain themselves. If we all delete him, maybe he’ll go away.
PSS. And speaking of CB sites, a few of you have e-mailed me to ask about Baby Donovan’s site and why you can no longer access it. Unfortunately, after Donovan’s death, his mother started getting mean-spirited notes in the guestbook and she’s had to make it a password-protected site in order to avoid the trolls. Again, I don’t know what the hell is wrong with people that they would choose to leave hate-mail or spam on the site of a child who has died from cancer, but there you have it.
PPSS. I realize I have a lot of loose journal ends just sitting out there. Baby stuff, photo stuff, my response to some comments ..... my only excuse is my mom is still here visiting, recovering from her heat stroke and all sorts of fun stuff, and I haven't been online as much. As soon as she gets settled back at home, I'll be on here posting like normal again. Which means a lot of you are probably looking for the escape key as I type. But there you go.
PPSSS. Please, from the bottom of my heart, if you are not already signed up to be a bone marrow donor, PLEASE visit The National Bone Marrow Registry and sign up. Now through May 21 they are hosting a special drive for Mothers Day and registration is FREE. You can join online, or find a local drive. Just please consider signing up. I don't need to tell you how important it is to mothers every where.