Sunday, June 14, 2009

A 5k, a Parade and 2 cookouts

The drop off... good luck!!

watching for the runners


there's Sophia on the way up... lookin good!



And Sophia on the way back...Go Sophie!!!





My hero, after the race.


Emmie and Daddy enjoying the parade




Korean war veterans.



Emmie having fun at cookout #1


Andrew going wild
A little volley ball at cookout #2


Yesterday Sophia ran in her first road race, a 5K. The race starts off the celebration of Gaspee Day in Warwick.http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/legacies/RI/200003494.html. (I tried to add a link that tells the history of the Gaspee, but I'm not sure I did it right). Anyway it is a big to do around here. Two off the teachers at St. Peters got together and decided to train with any students interested in running. Sophia missed a lot of the trainig days due to her busy schedule and I was a little concerned how she would fare.
Can I have a moment here to tell you all how stinkin' proud we all are of her. She did so well!!! Not only did she finish but she finished strong! She was my hero yesterday. That head strong, stubbornness that she has, paid off. We don't have her official place that she finished or her time, but if I can get it I'll post it, actually I'm sure she will post it on her blog too.
The race is followed by a parade, which is followed by cookouts(BBQ).We had two invitations yesterday and had a great time at both. It was a lovely day to spend with family and friends. This was Emmie's first parade and she had the best time ever. She loved all the noise and bands. The weather was picture perfect. Good thing everything happened yesterday, because today it's raining buckets... again.

9 comments:

Emily said...

What a fun day. You have EVERY reason to be proud! That is awesome!

Ruby's Mom said...

Love all the pictures!What fun!

Michelle said...

Totally awesome and your pics are fabulous! Great Job Sophie!!

PS- your family is lovely

scrappy quilter said...

That is so neat....Congrats to her for finishing the race. You have every right to be proud.

Your family is precious.

Mom Of Many said...

Hi Stephanie,
I hopped over from Scrappy Quilter's blog after seeing your Emmie's picture next to your comment you left there. She is absolutely adorable. Her smile is so very contagious!! How blessed you are!! Your kids are all adorable for that matter...and I love that picture at the top of your header - so very, very sweet! Blessings from Colorado, Linny

ABandCsMom said...

Looks like a good time! Congrats to Sophia for finishing the race.

Lacey said...

Wow, looks like a great day. I wish I could run a 5k.

Heather said...

Does Sophie want to come out here and run the marathon with me?? Way to go girl.Looks like such a fun family weekend.I yearn for that time.ALL together.Em looks darling as always.I want to just squeeze that child!

Monica Crumley said...

What great photos. Congrats to your runner! Emmie looks adorable -- so glad she wasn't scared of the noises. She has a great smile!