Monday, August 15, 2011

First Day of School

The kids had their first day of school today. Faith is starting 3rd grade and Dwight is going into 1st. It was less a first day of school and more registration and meet teachers (both got the teachers they wanted so they are super excited), then leave. So by 8:45 we were leaving the school with a whole day still on our hands. With the high being in the upper 70's - low 80's that meant we could enjoy some time outdoors! We headed to the farm to feed and work horses. Faith continued working on her jumping to prepare for her upcoming show. She also rode Jazzy again with me outside the arena. I worked Payton and lunged Pilgrim. Pilgrim gets his shoes back on tomorrow and we can finally get back to work. While we were all busy, Dwight got a little mud on the tires of his new bike!
No first day jitters here!

After we got home, we met Chuck and took the kids to the park for some more fresh air. Faith is deciding whether to do the Knoxville Track Club's cross country season this year. Her age group does a mile. Her school unfortunately does not participate so she has to join as an individual participant which means that we are responsible for her training. To give it a test run....literally, Chuck (who used to be an avid runner as well as an officer in the military) helped coach her through warm ups, stretching, and running about 3/4 mile. She did great and is a natural runner, but she is still deciding....and honestly so are we. It's tough having so much on our plate but if she really wants it I think we can make it work.
Dwight's new bike
Enjoying some quality time outside at the park
Wore Out
Battle Scars!
Run Faith, Run!

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