Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Turkey Trot

We awoke on Thanksgiving with a feverish 'O Factor', but did that stop us? By no means! We had some turkey trotting to do--fever or no fever--it was a 'go'! So we bundled him up and went anyway. We're such nice parents.

Eric ran the six miler and Joshua, Soph and I ran the two miler. I pushed cranky Owen in the stroller. Joshua placed fifth in his age group and 64th overall. Yea, Joshua!

Then it was time for the children's races. Here's the 'O Factor' getting some coaching from his Daddy before entering his first race.

Him and all the other one year olds ran to the finish line either crying all the way or being blackmailed with a cookie. Some wouldn't run at all and just stood crying. 'O' would only run when Eric walked backwards in front of him. He never made it to the finish line because he fell flat on his face onto the freezing ground and just laid there screaming until we picked him up. Fever or no fever, it was very 'O' like of him.

Next, Jeremiah and Wes ran in their age groups. Wes fell down but was a great sport and jumped right back up and finished strong. Sophie won 3rd place in her age group and proudly sported her extra tall turkey trophy!

All in all, it was a very successful Turkey Trot!

Doesn't 'O' look excited in this picture?

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