Morning guys! Ok, so not the typical post for me, but like I always say, I want you to know me......not just the artist me. Because in the end, the real life stuff is what inspires the art. So yesterday was my Birthday. (Yipee!!) A person only gets so many birthdays that fall on a Saturday. Right? Instead of spending the day pampering myself, or better yet, spending money at Scott's Flea market, I spent the day with this amazing little 11 year old boy:
Our county has a very active 4-H Program. You may have heard of it and think it's ALL about livestock. Not true. The 4-H extension in our county runs a wonderful school program for 5th grade during school hours. That's part of the project achievement program. There is an entire other tier to 4-H though called "Special Interest Groups". That's when the horse and pony club, the chicken club, the goat club, cattle club, etc....come into play. Those groups are all run by volunteers. Yep. Parents. In the fall William brought home a flyer for the 4-H BB Team tryouts. Cool right? We went to the information night and found out that Coweta has a HUGE sport shooting program and that kids have earned FULL college scholarships to places as far as West Point for their shooting. WOW. I know. So here's what we had to do to get on the team:
1- 6 week gun safety course
2- 6 weeks of practice target shooting with the Daisy BB gun
3- at the end of that we had to both take a written NRA gun safety test and William had to shoot the Daisy BB target board
4- the scores were added for the 4 positions shooting (prone, standing, sitting and kneeling) and the test. The top 15 kids in the group made the team. I think 30 tried out?
5-got the call we made the team and team practices started at Christmas
Anyhoo....so how did you guys spend your Saturday?