Thursday, June 16, 2011

End-of-School-Year Fun Run, 2011


 At my granddaughter's school the end-of- the-year fun run with a carnival-like fair afterwards was once again a success. Some walked while most ran around a huge city block surrounding the school.  Each of the runners (students, faculty, and parents) got a ribbon and a t-shirt commemorating the event when they crossed the finish line. When out-of-sight our granddaughter revealed that she often walked and even collected some interesting leaves and stones, but when she approached the end, she picked up her pace.

1-2-3...here's Olivia!!

19 comments:

  1. Bravo pour cette course Olivia

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  2. I remember the last day of school events fondly.. for me a zillion years a ago.. for my kids a few less years ago and my grandkids just recently. Fun times..

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  3. Good summer morning Kate and warm greetings to and your family!
    I was visiting my own old Blog and saw your address.
    Lovely to see your granddaughter`s growing and also, that you are doing well!
    Good happy summer to you and yours, Kate!

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  4. Beautiful images, you capture the emotion and love of the moment with grace and perfection!

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  5. Go, Olivia! You rock, girl!

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  6. Ah school day fun, I loved sports days when my two were at school, long time ago now, looking forward to grand children's sports, hope I still have all my faculties by then hahaha! Great photos recording the event Kate.

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  7. good job! i have the same issues when I run. I stop and pick up leaves and rocks.

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  8. Ahhh, the last day of school and a long summer ahead. No wonder she looks so joyful!

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  9. I'm impressed that your granddaughter took the time to see the beauty around her. :)

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  10. A fun day for the youngsters!

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  11. Let's hope that the children stay physically active during the summer.

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  12. That must have been fun to photograph!

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  13. A great way to end the year!

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  14. A very nice way of keeping fit - just like 1-2-3! :-)

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  15. At least they were out walking or running!
    Hope she has a wonderful summer.

    Thanks for visiting my photoblog.

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  16. We didn't run then, but I still remember that day!

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  17. What a cutie!! I'm sure these kids were counting down the days until the end of school. Fun times ahead!!!

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  18. It is comforting to be reminded that kids are still kids.

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  19. Congrats to Olivia and may this lead to a life of running. Lois Anne has been running for a number of years and we've got a roomful of trophies and plaques to show for it...she tells me there's nothing like the feeling of completing a marathon. I say, "Good for you" 'cause it ain't ever gonna happen to me!

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