Thursday, May 14, 2009

KAYLA

Anyone who reads my blog knows that my daughter Kayla is a bit on the clumsy side. It makes her all the more loveable. She can't walk out to the mailbox without tripping on the grass. At meal times, she often falls off her stool, hitting the ground HARD. She always pops up with a smile and says "I'm all right!". It's hard not to laugh at her and I'm grateful that she's okay with that.


Yesterday at her track meet Kayla ran the 100m hurdles. First of all, this girl really does not like to run. She is not competitive in the least. Secondly, hurdles and Kayla just don't seem to go together. She's vertically challenged enough on her own, never mind having to get over actual obstacles. This was her first running race of the track season. She usually just participates in the throwing events due to her JRA. The girls line up for the 100m hurdles...and the gun goes off. 3 strides into the race, Kayla goes down...and HARD. What's funny is that she hadn't even reached the first hurdle yet. Being brave, she jumps back up and continues the race. Amazingly she placed second.

14 comments:

ellen said...

Get up and win the race!!

Papa Don said...

True perseverance is getting and going on even when the hurdles seem too great. Second place! Wow.
Go Kayla!

Rachel said...

That really is awesome. Congrats Kayla! So my one question, was she always vertically challenged? Because my little two-year old is ALWAYS falling (I even did a post on it last week). And I just wondered if that's going to be her lot in life!

Becky said...

Rachel...sadly but YES...she's always been that way. But I do mean it when I say it makes her all the more loveable. She's a sweet, sweet girl.

Rachael said...

I love Kayla! She is such a wonderful girl!

Joy said...

Kayla and Josh got the same gene pool when it comes to that. He can't sit in his chair with out fallin out of it as if the chair up and moved on him, you just can't help but laugh!

Jenny said...

HOORAY!!!!
2nd place?!
Kayla, YOU.ROCK.

April said...

HOORAY for Kayla! Her attitude speaks way louder than a first place medal! Love you!

LL said...

KAYLA!!! Way to go. Cute and talented! (and of course entertaining)

Apes said...

Adam said that her clumsy side must be the Steve in her. Congrats on second place!!! Getting up and finishing strong is definitely her mom's genes pulling through ; )

Jo Jo said...

She'll be all the more ready for the next race because she won't trip and she will get a first place. Great job Kayla. Becky, lose those baggy shorts!

shirlgirl said...

Way to go Kayla! I was always falling down and skinning my knees. They still have scars on them after all these years. Must have been my big feet that I tripped over time and time again.

Sarah said...

Go kayla!!!
I love you! =)

The Mormon Monk said...

Wow! Go Kayla!