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Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Regional Track Meet

Here's the wrap-up of Saturday's big event.

B and Larry were up in Waco early, but as it turns out, Friday night's events got rained out, and B didn't run until I got there on Saturday. Yea! It all worked out.

This morning, it was still drizzling rain. The kids ran in this rain and jumped in it---carried on as normal. J and I camped out under a big umbrella.

Here is her name in lights, running in lane one.

The rain pretty much stopped by the time B's running event came along. Yea! But the track was pretty wet still.

Get set . . . go! I love how all ther ponytails are flapping in the wind.

You can tell she's really tired in this picture. Go Bess !

The announcer guy had the crowd clap for her and cheer her in as she rounded her last turn and finish the race. I think we all could see every girl in the race was working very hard.

Here are the results---she was 7th place. She did really good for herself---she was running right along on her pace. But those other girls were just really fast! B is at the young end of her age bracket this year.

Here is the gold medal event! B threw the 6 lb. shot 9 feet something. Yea B!!!!

Here's Lar---we're wating for the long jump event and eating a bit of snacks.

Here's my best shot of the long jump. It looks like she's falling backwards, but she's still moving forward, actually. Her jump was 6 feet, 8 inches.

Here is J waiting. Those who are not competing are waiting a lot. I brought a magazine to keep us busy. Well, me busy, anyway. I brought my MP3 player to keep him busy. He's also reading a book called Not as Crazy as I Seem.

And now it's time to go home. B is SO happy to get her gold medal. She even got a ribbon for her 7th place finish in the mile run. It was a sucessful day!

We also all went to the hospital that evening to see Larry's Dad. He's doing okay, but they decided he does not have an intestinal blockage, which means there's no explanation for him not eating. He looked so weak and frail.

Larry came on home with us and will go back tomorrow, Monday, to meet with all the parties concerned about what to do next. It's time for the tough decisions.

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  • Way to go B! I can't believe she can throw a put that far! And that long jump. So cool.
    Most kids her age are intimidated by running a mile. What a great accomplishment.
    I like all the shots of J & L too. I really like the dark clouds.

    By Blogger Rachel M., at Monday, July 16, 2007 8:01:00 AM  

  • What a lovely photo story. And we share a surname!!! (the Adams are everywhere) Hooray for the shotput B and phooey on running a mile. Silly idea :-D
    Hope things with Larry's Dad go as smoothly as they can.

    By Blogger Arizaphale, at Tuesday, July 17, 2007 9:38:00 AM  

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