Monday, May 30, 2011

Family Fun and a Kid's Run

We went to see my grandparents this weekend. Wes enjoyed feeding the duck with his great-grandparents!

We left on Sunday so Wes and Dave could run the the Boys Town Memorial Day Run!!

There were a TON of kids for the 400 meter race. After the gun shot, Wes and two other kiddos fell and got a little trampled. A man about 3 rows back, picked up Wes and put him back  up on his feet. Wes looked around and really wanted to cry....but didn't see us so put his head down and started to run with big pre-cry huffs.  My motherly instincts took over and I jumped in the race with him. When he saw me the look of relief on my face was priceless. He ran the rest of the race but refused to let go of my hand.

 But he finished the whole 400 meters!!! He also said he liked it and wants to do another race. SCORE!!!

This is Wes and his buddy Ben who also ran the race!

My awesome hubby also ran the race! He did the 5 miler and got a great time. It was really hot, humid, and windy for race day. I kept Wes, Ben, and Sam on the sidelines so both Pete, Jenn, and Dave could run. We saw 2 people go down and one girl puked right in front of the kids.

All in all we had a fun weekend! Tomorrow is my last day at my desk job! I'm nervous but very ready to be done!


Julie said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE kid fun runs. The expressions on kids faces are so wonderful - from big grins to fierce determination. What's not to love about that?!

tinajo said...

Oh, how great of him to just keep going - well done! :-)

Haha, I do remember wanting to throw up a couple of times after a race, but luckily I have been able to avoid it..! :-D

Have a great day! :-)

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Looks like a blast Nikki! Can't wait to connect with you this summer!