On Saturday Jake had a race. About a year ago we started letting him run in the kids races when we had 5Ks. They are usually 1Ks or mile races. He is hooked. He loves the independence of running with the other kids and seeing us at the finish line. He has quite the shirt and number collection.
He was a little nervous at the starting line.
But he took off as soon as the man said 'go'. He finished faster than I thought. I was just standing along the course talking when I saw him sprinting around the corner. I didn't make it to the finish line for a picture. He was so excited he passed that girl. He has a serious strategy for passing people and making sure no one passes him...
They had a kids area that we played in while the actual 5K and 10K were going on. Jake transformed into a tiger.
Ben got a sword.
Speaking of Ben, I guess watching other people run makes him tired.
Even racing tigers need a nap every once in a while. 2 days later and his face still has red on it. Note to self...when your kid is singing in front of church the next day maybe lay off the face paint.