I’m going the distance

Friday was our annual Boosterthon Fun Run to raise money for our school so that we can be safer. The goal is to run 35 laps that are 1/16 of a mile long in about 45 minutes. We had to get people to pledge a certain amount of money per lap (or a flat fee). This was obviously the first year for me to run this so I didn’t really know what I could do. My goal was to do my best and outrun everyone.

So the morning comes and it is a near-freezing 37 degrees outside and I’m thinking I will freeze to death before I run 2 laps, but I quickly manned up and said I can do this. Besides, I knew mommy and daddy were going to be there to mark laps on the kids so I knew they would warm me up if I started turning blue. Turns out that after I started running I started to get warm and even thirsty.

So the start of the race is announced and I get my Forest Gump on and run like the wind blows…1 lap down…I got this….4 laps…no sweat…10 laps….no problem….16 laps…starting to get a little tired here….20 laps….real tired here…22 laps….I’m tired, but I will not give up – let’s go….26 laps….30 laps – that was the school’s goal, but I’ve got more to go…32 laps….35 LAPS, but I’m not finished because my goal was to outrun everyone….40 laps….41…42…43 laps and the time is up. 2-1/2 miles later and I didn’t stop, they had to stop me.

I didn’t outrun everyone, but I do know that mommy and daddy didn’t see more than 2 kids with more laps than me from what they were marking so I did outrun most and more than I thought I could so I’m proud of that, but I can still get better…..bring it on Boosterthon 2014!

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Don’t be a fool, go to school

A lot of people have been asking how my school is going and the short answer is that it is going GREAT! I’m totally into learning and we do a lot of that so I really enjoy the whole experience. I really like writing on the board when they ask me how to write certain letters, count how many pennies are on the board, etc. I have really made a concerted effort to show the teacher what I know – I think she’s impressed, therefore she is.

I also get my name on the board every day, but for us that is a good thing. You only get your name on the board if you behave and do things right – hands to yourself, stand in line, listen, raise your hand, etc. I’ve gotten my name on the board every day, except when the teacher forgot to write it up there. I’m trying to get the record books changed to reflect that because I don’t want my perfect record to be tarnished by the incompetence of someone else.

Nevertheless, I really like my teacher. She is super sweet and not all up in my grill – she knows I need about 10 minutes in the morning to get going before I want people coming up to me. BTW this may seem like a while, but keep in mind when I first started going to this place it took me about an hour, then it went to 3o minutes and now it’s down to 10 minutes so I am evolving.

Having some of my homies I’ve known for a couple of years also makes the whole experience even that much more fun and enjoyable for me. Below is a clip of us in my class and in our after school class.

Oh, BTW picture day is Friday – stay tuned to see whether or not I actually take pics this time around.

 

Be mine…

I didn’t get around to posting on Valentine’s Day because…..well….I had so many girlies I had to address. I mean, it ain’t easy being big Parker b/c I have all these girls wanting me to be their Valentine and all.

Anyway, in preparation for the big heart day at school, my mommy and daddy had to help me create a box that followed the theme of the day to store all my Valentine Day booty (meant in the same manner as a pirate would mean it – get your mind out of the gutter). I know it’s late, but here is the pic. My daddy and mommy were very proud of our effort and think it was the best in class.

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