Eldest grandson Billy has had his sports day at school as I mentioned a few weeks ago in my post,sorry its taken so long to tell you about it.It was a beautiful day the ground was a little wet but it was sunny and warm and the ground didn't stop them.Billy came 1st and 2nd in some of his races and his team which are called The Lapwings came first so as you can imagine he was very excited about that. The photo below is him with his egg and spoon which he came second in,he came first in his running race and 2nd in the sack race.
Here they both are looking very proud of their older brother.
Cheeky monkey Scott getting up on to my work top in the kitchen to look at the trains as they go by,sometimes think they only come to see me because of the view from my windows a little boys dream.
Last week was another sports day with a difference,7 schools from the villages down our valley joined together for Olympic sports.Billy's school secretary was one of the runners for the Olympic torch in our nearest town and the school bought the torch after so they had it to be able to use.All the children were jumbled up and put into countries and had the flags and tshirts with their team colour.They had an open ceremony for the Juniors and then the infants it was fantastic to see them all getting involved.2 of the older children ran in with the torch,unlit but the schools had been and lit the beacon for the village before it all started.Danny Nightingale who was a Olympic gold medallist in 1976 has been going around the schools for a few weeks talking to the children to encourage them all about sports,was there to open the ceremony and spend the day with them.
Lewis was wanting to run with them bless him.
I think this is a lovely photo of Scott do you ?
This is Billy getting ready to do his long jump (he was in the French team yellow).He did well but didn't win that one,he did win the running race for his year and the throwing for his year so he did really well out of 50 pupils his age,I'm very proud of him.
Scott taking a rest,this isn't our chair he just saw no one was in it and decided to take a rest,only little ones can get away with such things.
Billy's team came third at the end of the day and they all got a bronze medal each.As they all got up on the stage at the end of the closing ceremony there was a lot of tired looking children and a few teachers and spectators too but a brilliant day was had by all.It had taken the schools 2 yrs to organise and a lot of hard work I'm sure but very worth while.
Billy with his medal which is proudly displayed on his bedroom wall.
Well I have ranted on enough now and need to get outside and tend to my little garden while it is dry,I do hope that we are going to get some sunshine this weekend it would be nice to start the summer holidays for the children with nice days then we can get out for nice walks picnics and building sand castles on the beach not forgetting the sand in me sandwiches after all that's the best bit about a day on the beach. I hope you are having a good day what ever you are doing and are all well and happy.Love for now from Jill xx