Friday, May 27, 2016

Homeschool Field Day!!

About 3 years ago, we started a "Homeschool Sharing Group" with 4 other families. Once a month we get together and the kids all share something that they have been learning in school. After the sharing time is over, we eat a picnic lunch and they play together. Our group has 21 kids in all - so it's about as big as a school class. The sharing group idea spread and now there is our share group - the south group - and  a north group. We have started combining the groups for field trips and special parties. This year, one of the moms decided to organize a Homeschool Field Day!! 

The first event was a race. The kids younger than 6 ran first. 

My favorite part of the day was watching this one run - who would have guessed 18 months ago that she would participate in and FINISH a race?!? The physical healing she has gone through in 18 short months is nothing short of amazing! Of course, it is matched by her internal healing. She has gone not only from not being able to walk, to running in a race, but also from clinging to me for dear life and not letting me put her down for one second, to being sure enough of herself and trusting enough of me to actually run away from me without a second thought. This picture speaks a million words and will always be one of my favorites!

The big kids ran next. 

Gabe finished 5th. Not bad at all! 

Selah came in last...I am just proud that she finished. Those big kids ran a very long way and she is smaller than some of the little kids....those legs had to work really hard!

The next event was a hockey relay.

It was followed by tug-of-war.

Then there was a 3 legged race. This is Gabe with his buddy Noah.

Somehow the tallest big kid got paired with the smallest....

They had a very rough time. James ended up carrying Selah most of the way! That was quite the strategy! HA!

 They did a jump rope competition - which I somehow did not get pictures of and then the last event was a bean bag toss. 

Field Day was a BIG hit and I am sure that we will be doing it again next year!!

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