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Birthdays and Sports Days - a post dedicated to the NSLM's sister!

Posted Jun 03 2010 3:38pm
A few days ago - Sorcha was 13 - officially a teenager! She is the most responsible, the most understanding, the kindest kid you could meet ....

For her birthday she took 9 pals to the cinema to see Tooth Fairy! Her Mom and Dad offered to leave Murray and me with Grandma but she was having none of it! Murray and me were part of the package - she told her friends that!

The girls enjoyed having me and Murray along .... shame the film was not about that 'big dog' in the first photo but all about some 'tooth fairy'!
After the film we all went into the nearby China Buffet King - where the girls loved the 'all you can eat' buffet and I lay under the table totally ignoring all that lovely food! Murray who always finds 'birthdays' difficult was great and smiled and coped really well. He was very happy for his 'big' sister!
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Sorcha and several classmates were representing their school in Santry Stadium. This is an annual Field and Track event and Sorcha was participating in the U-13 Shot Put and U-13 Relay race.

The sun shone, the Hollypark girls were in great form ....

All the girls really enjoyed their two days participating in all the competitions ... Hollypark took home 18 medals which was a fantastic achivement for the school ...

and how did Sorcha do - well, she came 1st in the U-13 Shot put and won a gold medal! Her Mom missed the Tuesday Field events so has no photos of the actual competition but a teacher has promised to email us some ...
However, we got Sorcha to pose for a photo when she got home - we were all really proud of her - especially Murray!

"That's my sister Sorcha - she won a gold medal" - he proudly told everyone!

Well done Sorcha - 13 years old this week - if you are as good for the next 13 as you have been the past 13 years - we'll be a very lucky family indeed!

- Clive

ps - thank you for donating your birthday money to Irish Guide Dogs and for your speech to your class today on why the 'Assistance Dog Programme' should be the chosen charity of Hollypark School. Paws crossed all the girls vote for the Assistance Dog Programme next week!
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