Tuesday, May 19, 2009

So Different...

Since I'm on a running kick and all...

Yesterday Noah and Eli had a little cross country race at school. Their PE teacher does an amazing job of lining up sponsors so the kids each get t-shirts, race numbers and medals. It's a hoot.

Noah and Eli each had to run a 1/2 mile.

Noah (my first grader) is pretty competitive. He's all business. My high school cross country and track coach would tell you that he does not get that quality from me.


He finished 3rd in his grade



After I snapped his picture at the finish line he was already evaluating his run...wishing he'd started out harder in order to catch his good friend Deacon, who got first place. All business.

And then there's Eli...notice the form...and tongue hanging out...


The first time I spotted him during his race he was already walking...and talking. :) When I yelled his name his face lit up with his big smile and he started running again.


At the finish line his first concern was where the water and snacks were...that, my high school coach would tell you he definitely got from his mama ;)



So proud of both those little guys, because they both accomplished what they set out to do. I have a feeling it'll be one of those stories I tell over and over (and over) to my grand-kids someday while they stare at me with blank expressions because they've heard the story 1,000 times before...and likely 5 minutes ago as well...because we all know what my memory is like already. I'm just sayin'.

20 comments:

  1. That is sooo funny. Isn't it great how different kids are? That PE teacher deserves kudos!

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  2. It's amazing to me how two people, from their same genes, can birth kids that are complete opposites.

    And then my husband used to work with a man who, when asked how many kids he had, would say "Three. One of each."

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  3. YAY for your boys! Following in their mama's footsteps.....literally!

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  4. oooohhh!!! I can't wait until my kids participate in running events!!!

    I think I might cry.,

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  5. Love it! Love it! That looks so fun..and I love little dudes in glasses ;)

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  6. that's what fun memories are for...sharing again, and again, and again!

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  7. Great job boys.I love the pics.Sarah I go back to the doctor tomorrow.Please keep me in your prayers!Have a great evening, Blessings, Faye

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  8. That's a cute story. Don't you love how different your own kids can be? And those glasses are too cute!

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  9. Dude, it once took me a WHOLE hour of PE class to do a mile "run". Yeah.

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  10. There will be a award at my place for you on Wednesday =)

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  11. how fun!!!

    Love the moments you captured!!

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  12. cute boys! great memory too. it will be fun to watch those personalities develop even more over the years.

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  13. Or to their future wives. ;) I hear one particular story about my husband as a kid from my MIL...All...The...Time... But I still love her. =)

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  14. I love your boys!!! I missed the Kindergarten run...

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  15. I love the differences between the two boys. At ages 5, 3, and almost 2 I can already see the diff in my kids personalities and abilities. That is so great that they had such a great event for them all to participate in. Hats off to your PE teacher!!

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  16. Ah, a runner raising little runners. That's great!

    Good job boys.

    My kids ran track last summer and my son loved it. I hope he gets to do it again.
    -FringeGirl

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  17. Doubt your high school track coach would have believed you'd be training for a half marathon! hehe! Those boys are sooo funny!

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  18. I love how they come from the same parents and have two totally different personalities~my boys are the same way.

    I love how they got race numbers and medals and snacks! YAY! Won't be too much longer and they will be out there running right by your side :)

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