Saturday, September 11, 2010

Cotton Festival

Today we went to the Cotton Festival in Somerville, Tennessee. It started with a 5K run for charity. Shawn and Darris entered the race, and we went to cheer them on.
Here the are with another running friend, Kelly.
The newlyweds before the race. The starting line (about 400 participants)... Here they come after the first round...Jackson wasn't feeling well, but he just had to come and see them run today. You could tell he wasn't himself. Shannon said he coughed a lot during the night, so I brought my stethoscope in the car. After the race, I listened to his lungs, and he was wheezing . His breathing was shallow, so they decided to take him right to the doctor. Well, the little man has pneumonia. They did a breathing treatment and sent him home with an inhaler and antibiotics. They are watching him like a hawk. We knew he didn't feel good, but you wouldn't have known he was that sick. He just loves his Aunt Shawn and Uncle Darris. Hudson held a sign, too. Well , he mostly crumpled his...
Darris is coming to the finish ... Shawn is rounding the final corner...Shawn and Darris after the race. Jackson told them,"Good job guys".

We enjoyed visiting with them after the race.
Here they are with their cotton bale "trophies". Shawn was the second female to cross the finish line, and she won first in her age group . Darris came in second in his division.
It was a nice day for a festival. You can see the courthouse and the town square. Kinda reminds me of Mayberry. After the award presentation, we enjoyed shopping the vendors, looking at antique cars on display, and eating. Shawn had a hamburger, Darris had BBQ nachos and a funnel cake, and Joey had a corn dog. I had a Philly steak sandwich with onions and cheese. That is "fair food" to me. Oh, the smells of all the foods cooking were wonderful. This time of year there are several festivals around here. I hope you all get to enjoy a festival or two in your area.

3 comments:

racheld said...

That was a wonderful family way to spend a day!!

What a good time Y'all had, and it's great to have contestants in the sports.

I hope your Jackson is better every minute!

rachel

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sounds and looks like a fun day. Congratulations to them both for winning. Sorry Jackson is sick - hope he gets better soon.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Sheila,
Thanks for coming by to visit, and for befriending me, it is nice to meet you here in blogland. I must say it is so exciting to find so many neat christian ladies that are around my age, and that love and so enjoy their families and homes. Enjoyed reading about your labor day with the family, looks like a good time had by all!! and the 5K run looked fun too.
We have great friends that live in Tenn., Cookeville to be exact.
Don't know if you are anywhere near there!!
Adorable lil grandsons you have there too.
Have a great weekend,
Blessings, Nellie