Saturday, April 28, 2018

Our first 5K race!

We joined Girls on the Run this year at school and have been training for a 5K! We had to get up early on a SATURDAY and head to downtown Durham to hit the ground running… Daddy was pumped, as he’s been training a bit, Abby was nervous to run with him, but excited, Mom was tentative because she hurt her ankle, and Emily didn’t want to have a single thing to do with the day…

-Abby & Emily

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Emily wasn’t ready to leave the house at 7:30 this morning, and CERTAINLY not to go running…

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There were SO many people, it was a beautifully sunny, 70 degree weather day, and there was lots of fun energy!

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The girls had made tutu’s to wear for the race, but Emily’s less-than-excited mood ended her tutu on Mom instead…

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There were hairspray stations, and we all get festive for the race! We even finally convinced Emily to “slightly” shade her ponytail green…

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Mom’s purple highlights didn’t show up too well, but Dad’s green stripes was enough for everyone!

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Our team was ready to go!

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Emily and Mom were “running” partners, and it’s a good thing she’s a good “puller”! Her arms might be more tired than her legs now though!

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Ready, set, go!!!!

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You can do it Em!!!! Mom was just happy if her feet were moving forward at this point…

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One of our finishers was slightly less happy about it than the other (there may have even been a lot of tears in the last 3.0 miles of the 3.2 mile race), but we did it and we got awesome medals!

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Dad & Abby finished in 40 minutes, and Mom and Emily finished in under an hour!

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We did get a smile out of everyone when we wrapped up with a trip to Starbucks! We might not do another 5K anytime soon, but in the end, we’re glad we did it, and some of us even had fun!

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Field trip time!

I had another field trip today, and we had an awesome time playing at the park and going on a nature walk scavenger hunt with my friends! –Ben

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A day on the lake…

Nannie and Grandpa came for a visit, and we had a beautiful 70 degree day, so we decided to get a boat and take them out on Jordan Lake! The first part of the ride was a bit chilly and SUPER windy, but once we found a spot to stop and fish and play on the beach, it was so warm, we could sun bathe in our bathing suits! We love spring in the South (i didn’t hurt that it was snowing back in Long Island that day!)

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It got pretty choppy on the waters, and Grandpa got sprayed A LOT in the front of the boat!

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Emily and Ben found a way to stay out of the wind…

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… but this was the BEST hiding spot!

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We stopped for some cat fishing… We had fun even though we didn’t catch anything on our horribly smelly bait!

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Mom’s not sure when it happened, but we would rather sunbathe now than fish…

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We still love playing on the beach though!

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We had a great time!

Happy Birthday Emily!

I am finally 9 years old!!!! I celebrated with my family in Busch Gardens last week, with Nannie & Grandpa at Dave & Buster’s and even a celebration with friends! I have been SO busy! Thank you all for the birthday love!

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These were perfect for my birthday, since all I do is handstands and cartwheel EVERYWHERE I go!

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I was super excited to find out I got a new iPad that ACTUALLY works! Thank you Mom & Dad!

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