Runnin’

When we arrived two weeks ago, Jennifer stubbornly went for a run, desperate for some kind of exercise, but convinced that she hated running. With no other options, Jennifer wound up running most days, first with Rob, later with Kate as well. Each day, Jennifer would brag about how she went a little farther. It actually appeared that she was staring to enjoy herself.
So when Tom was reading the local paper and learned about the “Harvey Cedars Dogs Days Roadrace“, a five mile run, he thought it would pose an obvious challenge for her new found obsession.

Crossing the finish line (at 1:02:36)
We are all very proud of Jennifer’s achievement. Horray to Kate as well (but she has done this before).
But it wouldn’t be proper to allow this go without poking some fun, so…
Here we are waiting at the finish line
0:56 minutes into the race. Where is Jen?
This old guy is done…where is Jen?
Here’s a guy with two kids in a stroller…where is Jen?
Here’s a 6 year old…
Finally!
This was to prove that other people did finish after her…
Including this guy hat I heard mumbling that there were times
when he didn’t know where he was.
Congratulations!!!
Race results: Jennifer and the other runners.

Surfin’

If you ask Tristan what his favorite part of the day was yesterday, I think he would be har pressed to pick one. It was the day he tok his first boogie board ride:

“I love this”

He got to play miniature golf (again):

Attempting to load the non-functional golf ball canon

And then he got to go to the St. Francis Carnivan and ride the Ferris Wheel:

“wow”

William particiapted in all of this as well…except that he slept through the boogie boarding.

     

I am pretty confident, however, that his favorite part of the day was the carnival!

Chillin’

After a full day of sun and fun at the beach, you need some time to just relax…and enjoy Thomas the Tank Engine with your buds. Here Tristan and William are hanging out with Gavin.
There is lots of work to be done at the beach. Most of this involves digging deep holes (even though city regulations limit the depth to 12″…just in case there are still live munitions left over from World War II). It’s actually very rare to see Tristan or William digging a hole…usually they are busy filling-in the hole that they convinced daddy to dig for them.
There has not been much time spent swimming in the water yet. The water has been surprisingly cold and the boy are still a bit cautious of the waves. They do however love to frollic in the surf.
 
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