This weekend Baker Mayfield held his first ever football camp at Mayfield High School. Alan did not participate in the camp, but we stopped by the football field to watch the camp for a little while, since it was in our backyard. Baker addressed the participants and the crowd at one point. Later, after the local media finished interviewing Baker, I had a chance to speak to Mary Kay Cabot and Tony Grossi. I wished them well covering a soon-to-be winning team again!
The atmosphere at the event definitely felt like that of a Browns tailgate. Alan left with two pretty cool Baker shirts and a pack of football cards that we bought at the souvenir stand. We were both glad that we stopped by.
Congrats to Alan, the student of the month representative from Mrs. Russo’s class for November! Alan, along with the other five first grade winners, was invited to lunch with the principal, as his reward.
I was thrilled to see Alan’s smiling face come through on my Twitter timeline while at work this afternoon. Best post I’ve ever seen on social media. 🙂
Alan and I have recently become members of the Wildcat Fitness Center at Mayfield High School. We signed up to use the gymnasium to practice dribbling and passing in advance of Alan’s first basketball league this winter. At Alan’s request, we also bring our baseball gloves and our football and alternate between practicing all 3 sports. Then we finish by taking a few laps on the indoor track. Alan’s going to be ready for his basketball league in no time!
Above are pictures of Alan’s class taken at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year. First grade, here they come!
Alan and his classmates continued their busy month of May today at the annual Kindergarten “Picnic at the Park.” I joined the kids as a volunteer supervisor at their field trip to Highland Heights Park. It was a near perfect day weather-wise.
Parents arrived around 9:00 to begin setting up for the Kindergartener’s field day, and the kids arrived on buses around 9:30. Alan was partnered with Maddie for the day, and they were assigned to group 5. Natalee – Alan’s former preschool classmate – was also in their group.
I was assigned to playground supervision duty, and Alan’s group was sent to my “center” first — the best in the eyes of 6-year olds. Alan loved it, as the Highland Heights Park is known for its daring climbing opportunities.
The kids all wore their green Mayfield shirts, that read “I am a Mayfield Wildcat” on the front and “Class of 2029” on the back.
After finishing climbing, Alan and Maddie tried out the seesaw. They had a nice flow going!
Alan then rotated through stations that included tag, soccer, an obstacle course and even temporary tattoos before it was time for lunch and playground free time.
At lunch Alan sat with his best buddy Xavier. His Donald Duck and Goofy temporary tattoos can be seen on his left hand. 🙂
After lunch Alan proceeded to the kickball, chalk-drawing, hoola-hoop, and bean bag toss stations. Eventually I was able to leave the playground and meet up with him. He ended the day at the bubble station with Sam, which turned out to be a lot of laughs.
From there, the kids went back to school around 1:45 to pack up and head home on their buses. I met Alan when he got off the bus and we made a special Tuesday afternoon trip to McDonald’s for some extra time together. It was a great day!
For Alan’s St. Patrick’s Day homework he had to draw things that are green. His idea was to draw the Mayfield Wildcats logo, plus its paw prints. He did a great job drawing it free hand.