Those of you who don't live nearby may not be familiar with this tradition. Toward the end of every school year, some time during the early part of May, the elementary schools in our county host an event called Field Day. You spend half of your day outside with your classmates engaging in athletic activities and games. A half day of PE! A highly anticipated event!
Today was Field day at our school! I have volunteered every year that Nikolas has been in school. This year was no different. We were fortunate to have Michael join us this year!!
This picture encapsulates the overall feeling of the day! Could that grin get any bigger? Could those front teeth get any bigger? Doesn't help that he walks around like a beaver with those two big ol' incisors prominently displayed over his bottom lip...
While at school, I noticed that a young girl, whose name is Peyton, and Nikolas were always within the vicinity of each other; during the tug of war, Jolly volleyball, basketball, the balloon toss. When I asked him about her, I was told that she is NOT his girlfriend. Besides, she likes Carter! And, he likes another girl more. This is the FIRST time I have had a conversation with him about girls and he has been able to look me in the eye and not get all squirmy and squemish!
Nikolas and Peyton waiting for the Tug of War festivities to begin.
Nikolas and Peyton "at war"
Nikolas in the gym, awaiting the start of Jolley volleyball (those are Peyton's braids and arms at the right hand edge of the picture).
This is the OTHER girl, Kaitlyn. And, now that I think about, I do hear her name a lot too!
And this young gal, doing the three legged race with Nikolas, is somebody he went to Pre-Kindergarten with. They have been friends as long as we've been here in Richmond.
Not a great picture for the light but my boys!
I have a million other pictures, of course. But that's a good share right there! A great time was had by all. Michael is back at work. Nikolas is conked out on the couch watching "Nim's Island" while I work furiously on some scrapbooking deadlines coming up... Working hard, can you tell?