Yesterday and today we wrapped up Awards, Activities Day and the Third grade party at Beach Park. It was good to hang out with all the kids (who make it all worth it) and to be able to bless those who have worked hard throughout the year. After lunch on Monday we had the first ever Activities Day (thanks to Trecie’s admin anointing) and the kids played Freeze Dance, 3 Legged Racing, Sprinting, Water Balloon Toss, B-ball, Tug-O-War and the list goes on. Simultaneously, there were fair-type booths under the tent where they were throwing balls into baskets, trivia games, and ring toss to name a few. I don’t think there has ever been anything like it on the island. People were coming out of their homes and sitting on their rooftops to watch the competitions of the students. They are all very athletic and competitive!
(Below: The Green Team. A great pic of Mrs. Grace, our principal, on the far left.)
(Below: Robby’s Tin-Can Sailboat. He made it by snapping off the tab to cut both ends of the can and construct something that sails off…into the ocean somewhere to sink and well, you know…we continue to inform the kids of pollution and contamination of the sea so hopefully one day, things will turn around.)
Then on Tuesday my ‘children’ went to Beach Park and we all hung out for the entire day. I got burned (again!) and that was with 50 proof…what gives?? Ms. Cherold grilled chicken with potato salad and we had cookies, cookies and more cookies ;) Yum! Some fun in the sun with my kiddos. (Below: Miko eating a cookie in the lagoon.)
Some of my girls came over afterward to the house and we had more fun taking pictures, brushing hair, giving away lotions and ribbons and all that fun girlie stuff :)
(Below: from left, Therizo, Faith, Harvest)
It was back to school on Wednesday where we played games, drew pictures (which hopefully I will be able to post the kids’ art on the blog for everyone to see – they are really cute!) We had a birthday for Anna with pizza and prizes. Then some of my kids came over to the house and we watched a movie.
Once my skin turns to a normal shade of ‘tan’, maybe we’ll head back to the beach again! Taking advantage of the fringe benefits is a necessity:)
(Left: from top, Anna, Therizo, Harvest, Faith)