Elyssa had her first sports day recently! Needless to say, I was excited as can be.
She alllllmost didn't make it though - the night before the sports day, she was coughing quite a bit at night. In the wee hours of the morning, hubby brought her to the loo to cough up any phlegm when suddenly he shouted "she's coughing up blood!". Next thing I knew, he grabbed his wallet and wanted to bring Elyssa to the hospital A&E.
I checked her and saw some blood in her nose. Phew.....nosebleed only. (3rd time this has happened so far). Luckily not from her lungs which was hubby's panicky assumption! ;) Imagine if I was not at home that night, he WOULD have lugged her to the A&E at 3am!
The next morning, she was fine & dandy and eager to go for her sports day.
At the Stadium
Such a grand event for a kindy sports day! Every 4 years, the sports day is on a bigger scale in conjunction with Olympics.
Elyssa and her classmates waiting for the event to startWhen we arrived at the assigned gate, we had to hand over the kids to the teachers. Parents were not allowed on the field.
I was so excited when I spotted Elyssa from my place at the spectator stand.
Words just cannot describe the feeling of seeing my OWN little girl amongst the sea of faces on the field! Definitely one of those "Oh my god, my girl is growing up so fast" moment. Ok.....I admit, I had to hold back tears when I handed Elyssa over to her teacher. ;)
Long WaitIt took 1.5 hours between the designated arrival time to the arrival of the VIP! I started to get a bit worried when I realised I didn't see /make her pee that morning. So I was relieved when I saw her school teacher bringing her to the loo.
Finally, they can start!
After the VIP speech, the march past commenced. The kids have been practicing marching in school for weeks and weeks.
Accompanied by a band
After the march past, the kids performed 2 dance routines. I saw them practising the dance routines when I went for her birthday celebration in kindy, so I was looking forward to see that. I was a little disappointed that the kids performed the routine facing the grandstand area which was quite far from where we sitting. :(
Anyway, the games started after that.
Some of the Props
Run, Run, Run!
Her part was only about 3 minutes. He he. But I just felt soooo proud when I saw her running on the field with the flag!
Hers was not the winning team but medals were given to all participants :)
Elyssa getting her first medal
After that, it was time to collect the kids. I kinda expected her to say "Mummy, look I have a MEDAL". But instead, when she saw me, she happily exclaimed "Mummy, look I have a SAUSAGE BUN!". LOL.
What a great event and experience! Overall, I felt it was very well organised indeed.