On Tuesday, Elisa had a track meet, but the sun didn't come out to welcome her. It was in the fifties, windy and very wet. Poor kids. She actually did two of her runs before they decided to send the kids back to school and have them go back on Friday.
As I walked back to my car, I saw these cold chickens huddled up against a door and just had to snap a picture.
Wednesday Alex had his final band concert of the year. He had his braces taken off on Monday so this was his first band concert without braces.
Sabrina and I snapped a few photos while they were warming up. Then I took a photo of Sabrina keeping an eye out for family.
Just a silly photo of the conductor's shadow during the performance.
Sheri didn't want to be in the photo (surprise, surprise) so she took a photo of the rest of it. Elisa decided to go to young women that night even though she isn't 12 since they were going to play human foosball. Thank you for coming, everyone!
Today I had to run from Alex's 5k over to Elisa's track meet. I parked and got out of my car right as the 5k was starting. I didn't see Alex, but snapped a photo and then took off in the van to wait for him along the way.
I stopped right before the mile 1 marker and water stop.
As I waited and saw so many people passing, I was so proud of Alex. He has a bit of asthma (not like what I had when I was young, luckily) and doesn't really run, but he chooses to do this 5k every year. I am so proud of him for doing something that isn't easy and following through with it. He doesn't even mind that he isn't in the front. Finally, I spotted him coming up...the only one holding his sides, poor guy.
Unfortunately, I couldn't go to wait for him at the finish line since I had to run to Elisa's track meet. She is a very good runner, but doesn't enjoy track. Can you tell?
Yep, she wore a (blue) jacket during her first run. Crazy. She didn't wear it during the other ones though.
She's in the lead.
You might be able to see her blue jacket at the finish line, taking first place.
The weather was much better today! (I'll tell you a secret---She just bought that shirt to make Alex, who loves Japan, jealous.)
In the semi-finals, Elisa didn't take first in her heat, but she did really well. Then I left since I thought they were done. We had been told they weren't going to run the relay, but after I left, they did. At her school, they only choose the fastest runners to run relay. I missed Elisa's team taking first place for relay.