Thursday, May 28, 2009

Run! Joe! Run!

This past weekend, our little family drove up to Spokane to see Joe (Sam's youngest brother) compete in the Track and Field Regional Competition. Joe was racing the the 110 meter hurdles, and the 300 meter hurdles. Unfortunately, Joe crashed in the 110 race. The hurdles were college ones, which are much heavier than high school hurdles. If your toe catches, the hurdle doesn't just tip and slow you down. If your toe catches, the hurdle doesn't budge and you go down. It happened to several people. But the good news is, Joe did come in 2nd in the 300's, so he will be going on to State this weekend. Good luck, Joe!

It was a rather warm...okay hot, day. The forcast was for the mid-70's, but it was much warmer than that and shade was scarce. By the end of the day, the kids were pretty tuckered out. The both caught some Z's in the stroller. Levi had a blast playing with his balls on the blacktop. He got so incredibly dirty from doing so, as evidenced by the picture above. The strawberry Levi is holding in the first picture was so huge! The picture really doesn't do it justice, but it was the biggest mutant strawberry I've ever seen! And doesn't Brinley just look stylin' in her pink hat?

110 Hurdles - Joe is in lane 3

300 Hurdles - Again, in lane 3

Levi asks to watch "Joe run" over and over and over. He just sits here at the computer watching this clip and then pushes the button to make it play again after it is over. He has probably watched it 50 times by now. Levi really loves Joe.


Laurel said...

Isn't it great that your kids have awesome family members to look up to? Bri always thinks my kids don't like her, but they really really least most of them do:)

Kyle and Alli said...

Wow... just got caught up! You have been busy. I love the decor projects!