Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Summer Recap~Independence Day

I don't think I have ever gotten this far behind! I am almost three months behind on my posting! The Fourth of July was fun as ever this year. We started the morning with the annual Cherry Days 5K. I had helped Bennett train this year, and it got to the point that I couldn't keep up with him anymore in our training! (I blame my pregnancy and round ligament pain...in regular circumstances I would be able to keep up with my 7-year old son, right?) So we decided Russ had better run with him so I wouldn't hold him back...Let's just say even Russ had a hard time keeping up with this boy! He is a fierce and competitive runner!

We knew he'd run it fast, but were blown away with is 23:53 time!!! And it isn't an easy 5K. The first mile or so is uphill. Bennett almost beat my fastest time on that 5K! He won second place in his age group, finishing just a couple seconds after an 11-year old. Since the age group is 11 and under, he is hoping to win first in it next year!

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Here are some cute spectators waiting to see Bennett finish! I am grateful for cell phones and that Russ could call us to warn us that he was coming so fast.

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Then of course it was off to our annual Breakfast and Swimming at my aunt and uncles. We always have so much fun and the food is so so so good!
We had some exhausted kids on the drive home!
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Later that night, we attended some fireworks and had a great time. I didn't take any pictures there. The evening was so beautiful and the fireworks were fabulous. We sure love our Fourth of July traditions!

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