Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hunter's First 5K

I just love this one! Marilyn's sign says it all- Her Daddy Rocks! A few weeks ago, on a very hot evening, Hunter completed his first 5K Cross Country run, and he did great. We were so pumped as we stood there cheering him on.

Coach Marilyn stretching and encouraging Hunter. Hunter did a great job and far exceeded even my wildest expectations. We are so proud of him... especially on a 90 degree plus night.
The next series of photos is a collection I subconsciously entitled "before Marilyn's first cast". She was playing on the playground while Hunter was running, and she was confident that she could keep up with the big kids. I watched for a little while, snapped a few pictures, asked her to please not follow the big kids as they climbed up the slide... then I did what every "good" mom does. I turned my head and waited for the crying to start. Amazingly, it didn't.
She played hard and had a good time dangling from the monkey bars, walking the planks and climbing up the ladders. And she didn't get hurt... at least not this time. I'm sure she won't escape her genes for long and will eventually end up in a cast- but at least this time our little daredevil prevailed unharmed.
Yes, she is in her Sleeping Beauty jammies... some battles need not be fought daily.

2 comments:

Brett said...

Congrats to Hunter on running his first 5k. Be careful, road racing is addictive and you may find yourself waking up early on Saturday mornings to drive all over the place...

Kate said...

Yay Hunter! Marilyn's sign is adorable - I LOVE that picture of the two of them. Her climbing on everything makes me nervous and I am not excited about her first cast; but luckily you are mentally prepared for it, should it occur in the next two weeks while she is under my care. Yikes...