Thursday, May 30, 2013


Last week the kids school held their Lap-O-Thon fundraiser.  Basically, they get people (meaning Brian and I) to sponsor them in either a one time donation, or a per lap pledge. Then, they run laps. 6 laps is a mile. The older grades ran for 45 minutes, and kindergarten and 1st grade ran for 30 minutes. A dad/DJ provided tunes and there was even an aid station and goody bags.  My job was to mark the kids pull off tab along the bottom of their race bibs every time they passed the finish/start line. These were then collected and added up so the kids would know how many laps they finished, and thus how much money to collect from their sponsors.
I must say, I was totally impressed with how hard the kids ran, and how seriously they took the whole thing. I expected most to run a few laps and then walk. However, even the kindergarteners ran their little hearts out!  I had a blast cheering and marking bibs while dancing to the DJ! Myles ended up with 16 laps, Sophie with 22, and Emma 25!
A few pictures for ya -

 I love this picture! I dont' know that little girl, but I love that Myles let her rest on his shoulder...even if it looks like he's fixin to throw an elbow if she tries to pass him.
You may  notice his socks, he was a little bent out of shape that he could not match the girls and I with our knee we went with miss matched soccer socks instead.

Good times!
We are all soaking in the last few weeks of school at Woodside. It's also the last time the kids will ever all 3 be at the same school.   We've been there for 6 years now and have really enjoyed our time there. That said, this is our last year at this school. Emma will be moving on to Middle School. We thought it was good timing to switch Sophie and Myles over to the school that is a block from our house, and the one that they should actually attend. (We are still at the school we were before our move 2 years ago, thanks to an amazing office staff working overtime to keep us there).  I'm really looking forward to walking all 3 kids a block away to their schools - the middle school is across the street from the elementary school-in the mornings instead of the 25 minute drive in crazy traffic that we do now.
It also means I'll be much closer to the Mitchell Canyon trail head onto Mt Diablo than the Castle Rock entrance I'm close to in the mornings now, and the first year I'll have a full 5 hours of freedom!  Can you imagine summiting on a weekly basis?? Holy cow. : )
All that said, there were tears shed in the office when I let them know we were switching schools.  I'm at the school daily and the office staff and teachers really are like family.  We've had teachers at the kids races cheering them on, teachers call in mid summer because they missed our kids and ended up taking us all to the movies, and when we have had issues with a music teacher, it was the other kids, parents, and principal who took a stand and set her straight before Brian and I even knew there was a problem.  It's been a great 6 years!  We will miss not just the school, but the people and staff that have made it so great!
For now, we are all enjoying the good times that the last weeks of school bring. Coming up we have Kindergarten graduation, kindergarten field day, kindergarten picnic day, 5th grade field day (big, big deal, like bouncy houses and dunk tanks big deal), 5th grade graduation, 5th grade play, the Talent Show, 5th grade State Project Float Parade (we will spend this weekend making a Colorado float).....I'm sure there's more, but you get the point.
We're trying to soak it in, but reality is it's going to fly by.....sort of like the past 6 years!

1 comment:

  1. Going to a new school is a HUGE deal for everyone, but change can be a good thing. Being that close is a very big win though.

    And have fun making Colorado float. Sounds challenging.