Sundays in my City - Duck Derby!

We had a lot of fun last weekend.

The kids were home, and went to the park both days. But Sunday after church, we also went to a Duck Derby.

It was the first annual Duck Derby, and it was a benefit for our local children's home society. There were lots of activities for the kids to do, and the final thing was the Duck Derby. Anyone could purchase a chance to win for $5 per duck. Then the ducks were released down a giant water slide into the big public pool. There were several prizes for the winners, but we didn't win anything. Our duck was a loser! Oh well, we still had a lot of fun.

Elayna & Andrew both broke boards at the Karate demonstration.
They won 2 weeks of free karate lessons!


Bean-bag toss.

A sign to cheer on our loser duck.

After the Duck Derby, we went to the park for the kids to practice soccer. My oldest son Tim's girlfriend Jessica went along too. She plays soccer for their high school team.

Elayna's thumb first got hurt on Saturday, but it got bumped again on Sunday and that's when it turned purple and scary. So later on this night, we ended up at the ER!

You know what they say; it's all fun and games until someone breaks a thumb!

{This is her new splint - she hates it!}

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Erin said...

OUCH!!! I would hate that splint too! But the ducks...so awesome, that pool looks so inviting, I can't WAIT for summer!

Amy said...

Glad her thumb wasn't worse.

Looks like y'all had a great time!

qandlequeen said...

What a fun event!

Anne said...

Poor little ducky:( At least he made it down the slide.. right? And poor Elayna. Talk about ouch! I dislocated my thumbs once and it hurt so bad. Tell her to work it.. and get lots of treats and goodies:)

Unknown Mami said...

Poor little slow duck.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I can sympathize with you daughter-- Splints are no fun, but they work so tell her to hang in there :-)

The Duck Derby is a fabulous idea and a great way to involve kids in charitable activities. High Five.

Have a great week, jj

Amy said...

Looks like a fun weekend (minus the ER trip).

clearness said...

Looks nice and warm. I'm jealous. And those snow cones look amazing.

Brandy@YDK said...

Looks like so much fun. Poor elayna and her thumb.

Anonymous said...

I dropped over from SIMC.

Despite the broken thumb and trip to the ER it looks like you had a great day.

Daffy said...

Hey now! There is no such thing as a loser duck!!!

We have duck derbys in my city too. They release them into a river that runs through the center of the city and it raises money for various charities. Its always a big deal and a lot of fun. Your photos were great!

Kat said...

We do a duck race like that in my area too. They call it Ducktona and the ducks (there are thousands of them) are released into a river. It is pretty cool.

Aww. Poor Elayna. That has got to hurt. Hope she feels better soon!

Myya said...

What a bummer that she doesn't like the splint. I was hoping she would think it was cool. Dang!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It looks like it was a fun day! I didn't realize how boring life can be after the kids grow up. We never go anywhere!