Sunday, April 25, 2010

Little Feet Meet

The Special Olympics Virginia Little Feet Meet was on Friday. It was a lot of fun.

They had different events set up (baseball, soccer, track, hockey, bowling, etc.) and each child had a card with all the events listed. As they completed each event, they got a sticker. The volunteers at each station were high schoolers.

After completing several events, we looked at Harlie's card and saw that she needed to go to the baseball station. So, she walked on over and all the volunteers were sitting around the station, talking. When they saw Harlie approaching they all jumped up and one of them said, "Batter Up!" It was so cute!

After all the kids were finished, they had an "awards ceremony" and a volunteer had a microphone and announced the child's name and they went up and got a ribbon. It was really very sweet.

Harlie had a GREAT time. She had a smile on her face the entire time. And I can tell that they've been practicing these events at school for the last several weeks. I really think her balance has improved. She could really kick that soccer ball!

Tom met us there, which Harlie just loved! And Jennifer (one of Harlie's nurses) and her daughter, Kyleigh, came up to cheer her on. My Dad came up, too, but couldn't find us, which was a real bummer. My Mom couldn't come because she was watching Cooper for me. There is NO way we could have enjoyed the day with that mad-man running around. I say that in the most loving way, of course. But he's really quite energetic and curious, that one.

Well, here are the photos from the day. There were way too many for me to upload - so I made a little montage. I hope you enjoy it!



That was Harlie's teacher at the end. Mrs. Katie is wonderful and we feel so lucky to be in her class!

Thanks, as always, for checking in!
~Christy

7 comments:

Ann said...

Great Video Christy! If the pictures are any indication, Harlie is not lacking in confidence or a willingness to try new things. She is awesome!

Grandma said...

That brought tears to my eyes to see Harlie having so much fun with all the other kids. School is really helping her and she seems so energetic and happy. You go Harlie..wish I could have been there to cheer her on!!!

Heather said...

way too cute Christy! and congratulations Harlie! great pictures, thanks for sharing them all.

B-Mama said...

She is so cute--I loved seeing her clearly having such a great time! Awesome smiles!! Way to go Harlie!

Hope you all had an awesome weekend. Happy early birthday, Tom!!

Paige Stevens said...

OMG she is so awesome!! Love the song with the little movie. Im with Grandma, I have tears in my eyes as well. I also love the new pictures you put up of them on the side of the blog. =)

Susan said...

She did awesome! It's so great to see all that she can do ! School is good isn't it?!

Kim said...

Too cute!! I LOVE the montage!