Monday, November 15, 2010

End of an Era

Tonight we ended an era at the Robertson home. We attended our final Skyline Cross Country banquet. We have had kids (Paige, Isaac, Miranda and Abby) involved in cross country since 2003. Paige ran her sophmore year. Isaac started running with the high school team when he was in 7th grade. Since there was not a Jr. High XC team he ran with the high school everyday and would enter races unattached. He lettered all four years when he was in High School. Miranda played volleyball in Jr. high, but decided to switch to XC her sophomore year. She has been on the team ever since.  Abby tried XC her freshman year and found that she really didn't like it. (I still hold a glimmer of hope that she changes her mind!) We are now done with high school sports since Abby doesn't like to compete. I have appreciated  Coach Schmidt and the time he has spent encouraging my kids. He paid Miranda a very nice tribute tonight.

For the next few years instead of cheering on the sidelines we will be attending plays as Miranda and Abby have become involved with drama. Miranda has been in 2 district musicals, Grease and Little Women and also participated with the sounds choir in the production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. She is also taking Drama as an elective. Abby participated in Joseph also. Plus she was in Oklahoma last summer. I think that both girls plan on trying out for the district musical again this year which will be Guys and Dolls.

Miranda lettered in Cross Country. She is also wearing a T-Shirt given to her by the coach. He always gives out "Stinky T-Shirt" awards to all the seniors. It is a very fun tradition. She got the crayon shirt because everyone is happy when they have a box a crayons and Miranda always is happy and makes everyone around her happy. She also got an award for being an athlete with a great GPA (4.0).