Monday, May 14, 2012

The Field Day that almost wasn't

Friday was Field Day at Ogle Elementary.  We were a little worried that it would be cancelled because of the rain, but it held off and they were able to still have it (well, most of it).  It was much more pleasant than last year, 65 degrees and overcast as opposed to 105 and sunny.  Katie and I got there at 9, so we missed the first hour.  I wanted to make sure that I got to the gym first thing in the morning.  

They played tons of water games.  Kirsten ran really fast with her "leaky cup" to fill her team's bucket. 
We got there just  in time to join Kirsten for popsicles and let Katie enjoy time with her friends, Luke and Owen.
 They played another game where they took a soaked sponge and passed it over their heads and under their legs.
 The result was being completely and thoroughly soaked!  Good thing that we put her swim suit on under those clothes!
 Then they played a tossing game with soaked sponges.  Obviously, they were planning on it being hotter than it was.
Katie was surprisingly good in her stroller, although she desperately wanted to participate with her sissy.
 I think that the best event was the tug of war.
 After a few wars with random groups, they did boys versus girls.  They girls creamed the boys!  It was great!
After that, it finally started raining, so they called it a day after an hour and a half and took the kids inside to watch a movie.  Of course, they were already completely soaked, so we didn't really see the point of ending early.  It was sure fun though and we can hardly wait until next year's field day.

1 comment:

Janet Adams Starnes said...

That sure brings back memories of the Cleveland County country schools getting together in the Spring for a Field Day when I was in elementary school. We usually had it at Andrews Park in Norman and had all kinds of fun activities like Sack races, three-legged races, etc. It was so much fun. I am glad that Kirsten is able to have those kinds of activities to look forward to each year. Love, MOM