Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sunday Runday: Jingle Bell Run

My town has a Christmas parade.  It's supposed to be a pretty big deal.  Basketball was cancelled the day of the parade because people would have a hard time getting there.

But we've never had a chance to see it, because it is always the same day as the Jingle Bell Run.  Every year I think about skipping the run, rolling out of bed, and going to the race.  And every year I think about the fact that we've been running this race since before Thatkid was born,  and I don't want to break the streak.

And then we get there, and I remember why we return year after year after year.  It has something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

We dressed up in our festive best and loaded the children in their wagon.

As soon as we got there, Thatbaby spotted Santa.  Thatbaby is obsessed with Santa this year and couldn't wait to go say hi.

The kidzone was, as usual,  filled with fun things for the boys, like cookie decorating, coloring,  and home depot projects.

He also wanted to run the race this year. So we started the race together, with Thatkid running ahead and Thatboy trailing behind with the wagon and Thatdog.

It didn't last long before he wanted back in the wagon, and Thatdog and I took off to catch up with Thatkid.

As usual there were some great costumes.

By the turnaround we were all back together again.

Right before mile 3, Thatkid was ready to take off again and we made a final race to the finish.

Then we turned around and headed back so we could run across the finish with Thatbaby.

After the race Thatboy headed to the beer garden while the kids did some more coloring and ornament making.

See?  Something for everyone.

1 comment:

  1. the race sounds just as fun, if not more so, than the parade!