This year, Ethan’s School Sports Day (or Sports Carnival) was held on a Sunday morning, as opposed to a Sunday afternoon last year. Coincidentally, the Sports Day falls on the Sunday following the Liverpool Asia Tour 2011 match in Bukit Jalil. As a result, after the Liverpool match, we had to make a beeline all the way back home to Penang, so that we could attend the Sports Day the following morning.
We had to be in Ethan’s school by 8:30a.m. and we only reached home at 2:00a.m. I was also worried for Ethan, because he was still coughing a little, but after he’d woken up and brushed his teeth, he said he wanted to go for his Sports Day.
Here’s Daddy and Hannah waiting for the events to start, with Daddy cleverly donning a pair of shades to hide sleepy and tired eyes 😛
Ethan in the march-past, where all the kids assembled on the field and presented their class cheers in unison. Look how happy and handsome he is…makes it all worthwhile to make the rush back from KL the night before 🙂
Hannah, cheering her brother on, and happily joining in the clapping.
Ethan’s event was the penultimate event of the day, but thankfully, it was not too hot. Here are Ethan and his classmates, waiting for their turn.
The event saw two teams (BLUE and RED), each with its members taking turns to hop on paper-shaped lilypads, whilst holding a ball with both their hands. Ethan had briefed us on what he was supposed to do for Sports Day. He said, “I’m supposed to hop on the lilypads like a frog, Mommy. NOT like a kangaroo. I have to keep my body low, like a frog.”
He did very well, I would say, and it was a very close fight between the two teams, however, Ethan’s BLUE team came in a close second after the RED team. His team still got a medal though…a silver medal, and everyone was given a goodie bag.
Awwww…don’t look so sad, baby. Daddy and Mommy are SO proud of you! And you know, the important thing is that you tried your best! *hugssss*