Sunday, October 28, 2012

Matt's 1st Sports Day

Matt surprised me once again - he walked around a field 6 times! On our family walks he usually asks to be carried after a little while, and much persuasion is required to keep him walking. I was doubtful if he would want to participate in his schools sports day walk - but with a friendly hand from Romelia, and stops along the way to be rewarded with snacks, juice and a stamp at the completion of each round, Matt conquored!


Both Lloyd and I were a little emotional watching Matt participate in the potato-and-spoon race. Matt loves the "on your marks, get set and go" part of races. We could see he was rearing to go. Soon as the whistle blew he was off. Quickly he decided that holding the potato on the spoon was way too cumbersome, and threw the potato to one side, clutched the spoon tightly and ran as fast as he could to the finish line. We were all so thrilled at his mighty effort, that we totally forgot to take a photo of him with his medal. (I love this school - all the kids get a medal for participation)

Go Matt!!!

1 comment:

Debbie said...

I was quite emotional too!