Saturday, April 13, 2013

April 13: 5K

The girls and I got up early to go watch Daniel run a 5K this morning.  Our church has started to sponsor a 5K race each year to raise money for missions.  Last year, the weather was cold and windy and rainy.  It was just awful.  Audrey still remembers last year.  I made the girls stay in the car, while I went out in the rain to take some pictures and periodically come back to the car to check on them. As soon as I told Audrey what we were doing today, she said, "No!  I don't want to stay in the car by myself again!"
Well, the sun was out in full force today.  But it was still cold.  Much, much colder than last year.  And it was windy.  Much more windy than last year.  I think the temp was 35 when we got there, but the winds were at least 25 mph if not more, making it feel much, much colder.  All the EZ up tents they were using for the race were blowing away.  It was so cold!

Despite the cold, the girls were determined to watch Daddy run.  We made signs and Audrey brought a whistle to use to cheer for Daddy, but it was just too cold and windy to get them out.  We huddled under a blanket to watch Daddy and our friends Brooks and Jody start the race.  (You can't see them in this picture, but it was really hard to find them in the crowd at the starting line!)
Once the race started and they were out of sight, we went inside a nearby restaurant until the runners circled back around to cross the finish line.  Then we went back out in the cold to watch the finish.  We could barely see Daniel when he finished because someone came and stood right in front of us!  But I managed to get this picture right after he finished.
The highlight of my morning (besides cheering for Daniel of course!) was hearing Isla say, "Go Da!  Go Da!  Go Da!" over and over again.  It was the first time she has ever put two words together! 


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