When we arrived they had the football field line out like a track and four tents set up in the middle to "house" the four teams. It was a beautiful place to hold a day full of competitions. Nathan is in the Destiny house (team) and their team is the green tent on the far left.
Nathan right in the middle of the tent.
Destiny house banner.
After all the teams performed for the judges they all went back to their tents to prepare for the various competitions.
Here, Nathan is waiting in line for his turn for the foot race. I was very thankful for the man that held the umbrella for the kids because it was blazing hot out there.
"On your mark, get set, GO!"
Frozen juice bags were provided to help keep the kids cool and hydrated.
Then there were the dogs. These two dogs followed Todd and me around the whole day. They weren't obnoxious just in the way. I couldn't tell if they liked the shade my chair and umbrella provided of if their former owners were white.
Nathan, taking after his Granddaddy, took advantage of the oranges that were provided for the kids as well. He ate three that I know of.
He told me that he loved them and that they were so good. I said then why don't you want me to buy any for you eat at home. He said because you don't cut them this way. Sometimes he really puzzles me.
Nathan was in the Spoon Water (Wata) Race. They had a bucket of water and they had to scoop a big spoonful of water up and very carefully carry it down the lane to a cup that was waiting, pour the water in it, and then run back and hand the spoon off to the next teammate. Destiny won the race.
I got tickled at the judges all trying huddle under this dinky little umbrella. Everybody was hunting for any little piece of shade that could be found.
It was a great day for the kids. We are thankful for any kind of activity that allows Nathan to run around. We got the bad news this morning that his football coach broke his ankle so, there will be no football this week.