Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Special Olympics....

We had the privilege this last week of attending the
Blue Ridge special Olympics this last Friday.
Every Year our school holds their own special Olympics
before the district special Olympics.
Our school has a student club that organizes and puts the event together.
And our track team gets to help out by
being Buddy's for our Special Olympics Athletes.
Austin and Quade got to participate as athletes
and Taylor got to be a "Buddy"
Our school shows such awesome support at this event.
All the classes come out to watch.
They even bus students over from the other school in the district.
Its so awesome that it just makes me tear up to see all the support

this is our parade of athletes
Austin and His buddy
Quade and his buddy

Taylor and her buddy

Quade getting his medal in the 100m dash.

He also competed in the 4x100 relay and the softball throw

Austin getting his medal in the 100m dash.
He also competed in the 4x100, the softball throw and the long jump

Here is the whole group

Next...I want to tell you about the "Bee" incident...some of you know that Quade has a fear of "Dave" Dave is a big inflatable (9ft tall) fireman that the fire dept uses for promotions and such. Quade is very scared of Dave and is always ALWAYS saying....
"Scared Dave"
Well the school has this SMALL inflatable Yellow Jacket. Quade was sooo distracted through the whole event with this little Yellow insect that he could think of NOTHING else....if you notice in the video of him running he is looking at the Yellow Jacket on the side as he runs. Every picture i have practically he is looking for or at the Yellow Jacket...he was sooo scared to go anywhere near him. It was all kinds of amusing..
so finally toward the end of the two hour even I went over and gave the yellow Jacket a hug and stood next to him and told Quade it was all right...finally....FINALLY he came closer...and closer....then ran away. Then it all started again. We went through this several times before he finally came close and stood by him....then touched him....then shook his hand...then would NOT leave him alone!!! Followed him around for the whole rest of the time we were there.


Gerri said...

Way to go Austin and Quade!