Saturday, February 16, 2008

introducing the kids to our obsession....

We have Angela to thank for this. She's my friend, running pard. and a manager at Canadian Tire who hosted this event....
Here she is taking a photo of the big craziness.
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Isaac has been asking to run a race. "Please mom. When can I run?" Well Ange caught wind of this and mentioned (read: strong-armed) her sister-in-law and myself to put the kids in this fun race to celebrate B.C.'s birthday. None of us were too hard to convince...
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except Maddy but she decided in the end that she really wanted to try. The event was held at Fort Langley which is pretty cool all by itself!


The kids got to start the event by building a play house while they waited....
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Then they warmed up with some of the Langley Chief's (Junior hockey players???? I'm pretty out of it when it comes to that so I really had no idea!) and Angela's daughter and friends....
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Time to line up to start!

Ready....set.....

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GO!!!!!!
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And they're off! Isaac broke away from the pack immediately....
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I think the kid behind him ended up beating him but he came second so he was pretty happy about himself!

Emilee ran/walked her 6 laps like a trouper! Go Em go!
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Maddy did great too! She didn't quite make the whole 6 laps but she made it for 5 and we're very proud of her....

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...and what of our tiniest racer you ask? Well she won my vote for the cutest racer (well unofficially in our family anyway) and did her two laps like a true runner:)
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She needed her mom to run with her for the last lap because she was "scared". I was happy to!
Here she is at the finish line with dad...
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All the kids got a medal because everyone in this event is a winner! I was so proud of all of them! YAY kids!
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"What did you get? Really?! ME TOO! COOL!!!!"
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...and there was food. I mean, who doesn't want a huge hot dog, cookie and juice box after a good run?!
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I think that might be as big as her head!

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It was a great day!

Here I am surrounded by my cute runners...
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(My oldest son was home sick. Just in case you noticed that I'm missing one. He was thoroughly enjoying his precious alone time!)

25 comments:

InTheFastLane said...

That looks like a blast! And I have a 13 year old that would be so happy to be home sick by herself on a day like that as well. Too cool.

Margaret said...

That look like way too much fun! They are soooooo cute.

And just about my running distance. How do I get entered into a race like that?

Charissa said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I actually blogged in December about what you asked me about. http://urbansworld.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2007-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-06%3A00&updated-max=2008-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-06%3A00&max-results=50
Your family looks a lot like ours, two girls (well, three now) two boys. Life is great. :)

the mama bird diaries said...

I love when ALL the kids get a medal. I wish their whole lives could be like that.

Heather said...

Hello, I just dropped in to visit. I enjoyed reading about your family and the kids' run. How fun!

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

So. Very. Cute. All the photos are so great, but the last one is my favorite.

Chey said...

that's awesome Shay!!! Love it. I hope my kids get into stuff like that. I am starting to run again. It has been soooooo long for me....like since before I was PG with Sadie, but this year is it for me. I am going to do the CIBC run in the fall, so I figured I would start now and that way it will be a piece of cake come October. LOL. I never understand why I don't run more, I mean I ALWAYS feel SO fantastic after a good lung burning sweat inducing run so why don't I do it more? Hmm.

Anyway, what a great way to spend a day with the family!!! Good for your kids!!!

No Cool Story said...

Super cute pictures!
Way to go kids :)

Becky said...

What lovely pictures. They're making me want a hot dog...

Klin said...

That's my idea of a good day. Family, Fun, and of course, Food!

Amy said...

it looks like they had so much fun! i think its wonderful for them to run. as you know, running is awesome - good for the heart, body, and soul! now i just have to start running more than 3 miles again. i have been rather lazy! well it's more like i hate running on the treadmill and that's all i am wiling to do indoors!

have a great night!

Monica said...

What fun!! I'm sure they will never forget it.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Too much running and your kids will be skilled and practiced. You'll never be able to catch a hold of them when they're in trouble again!

KC said...

Adorable!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

So much fun! Isaac has always been speedy, he must have been so excited. Love all the photos, thanks for sharing them Shay.

Badness Jones said...

Great photos! Looks like an amazing event....puts me to shame again though...

Kellan said...

What a great event and great day!! Your kids are so adorable and that last picture was sooooo good - how cute are the bunch of you!!??

Have a good week - see you soon. Kellan

Mary said...

Looks like you had a fun day :)
Your kids are so adorable :)

Laura said...

WOW - looks like a blast. The last photo of them with the medals...oh how cute. They look so proud!

Kudos to them!

Steph said...

Very Cool! I am running in the Cherry Blossom 10K in DC and they have a kids event that I plan to have my kids take part in too!

Sniz said...

What a fun, wonderful event. Thanks for posting such cool pictures. How long was the distance they had to run?

Jess said...

Your kids are just too cute. Those photos are precious.

Family Adventure said...

What a great way to spend a day! Congrats to all your winners... I'm pretty sure those are all GOLD medals! Well deserved ones, judging from the pictures!

Heidi

LoriD said...

That's awesome! My oldest (7) has been in a couple of 1km runs and I'll definitely be putting the other two in. They are so much fun.

A few years back I followed triathlons and there was a Kids of Steel program to get the younger set interested in the sport. I'm pretty sure it's still going.

Pregnantly Plump said...

How fun! What a great way to spend the day with your kids. I hope our area has stuff like that. I'll have to look.