Sunday, November 16, 2008
Well, this week wasn't too eventful for us. Work, school, ya know, the same old stuff. Saturday was eventful though! I went to watch my sister-sue, Tayler, race in a Cyclocross race at Wheeler Farm. Over the summer, she tool up cycling. She raced in a few races, but started the season a little late and didn't have too much actual "race time", but trained a lot!
In the fall, most of the racers race in a type of race called Cyclocross. It is a off road style bike race with mud, rocks, log and barrier jumping, and all kinds of fun stuff. Well, Tayler was scared at first to do race in these races, but jumped in with both feet and is AWESOME at it!!! She has already moved up to the top division in the women's races! Saturday, she took 5th place in the race, which in my book is great!!! There were a lot of really fast girls that raced, and being this is Tayler's first season, I think she did awesome!!! Here are some pictures from the race.....
This is my favorite picture of the day!
Barrier jumping. Some guy kept walking in front of me while I was trying to take these pictures. It was really getting on my nerves! This was the best picture I could get.
Tayler is the one in the middle.
The spectators area.
The other moment of note from this week happened Friday. It was shaping up to be a a regular old Friday at school. My class came in and were doing their handwriting practice page. Once they were finished, they came to sit down on the rug so we could start our morning routine. Garden started singing and doing the actions to the song "Where is Thumbkin", and I thought it was darling! She told me she wanted to teach it to the class, so I let her come and teach the kids her song. Well, that lit a fire in all my kids! They all wanted to come and sing a song to the class. So, I went with it. I had a variety of the usual kids songs like Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, and the ABC's, and even a number from the Sound of Music. Then, Mark wanted to come and sing for us. He came up, and as soon as all the kids were listening, he started to sing........the Flobots "I can ride my bike with no handlebars......", and I started laughing HYSTERICALLY!!!! It was so funny!!! It is moments like these that keep me sane and remind me why I love my job!!!
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