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This morning was all about my brother and sister... The whole family went to watch them participate in their Special Olympics Time Trials.
While I'm not entirely sure what the point of the Time Trials actually is, it's nice for all of the athletes to go out and practice before the day of the Special Olympics. My sister has been competing since she was in sixth grade (this is her fifth year) and since my brother is in sixth grade this year, he was finally able to participate as well.
It was absolutely freezing today, and the wind was unbearable. But we all stuck it out to cheer on my brother and sister, and they did a fantastic job! They both competed in the running long jump and 100 meter run. My brother also did the javelin throw and my sister did the relay race. My brother ended up doing the relay as well because he filled in for someone who couldn't make it. Unfortunately though, I did miss the relay because the littlest family members got cold and whiny, so I had to take them to the car, but I was told that the middle kids did a great job in their last event. My sister is actually the fastest runner on our school's team, so she anchors the relay event.
The day of Special Olympics is always really nice, so I'm looking forward to that... It's not too far away, so I just hope the weather will be as nice as the events are. I'm also hoping that my brother does well for his first time. My sister always wins a bunch of gold medals, so I just don't want my brother to think he needs to live up to that standard. Hopefully everyone will do their best and have a lot of fun, and it will be a really enjoyable day. It's going to be the last time we're part of Special Olympics here in our town since we're moving to Florida, so I'm looking forward to a great day with the family!
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