Thursday, September 27, 2007

Finally...The Big Wheel 500!

The weather was perfect. The kids were so excited and happy. I just got back from our MOPS Steering retreat where I only got 4 hours (if that!) of sleep but we still had a great day!

Our neighbor Wylie's group went first. He had the most determined look on his face when he took off. He was 1st and didn't stop. His mom was like Wylie STOP! He looked at her like she was nuts, said "why?" and continued pedaling like a mad man! She said, "Wylie Stop! You won!" He finally stopped and said "I did!?!?!" Man, he is so cute!

Ben doesn't have a big wheel. He wanted to take his tricycle and for some reason, he thought he was racing too. Here he is thinking he's getting ready for the big race!

When we told him he wasn't he started crying. He was so upset. The people in charge let him pretend he was racing. (How nice is that?!) He started just like the other kids and pedaled his little heart out (after waving at me, of course)

until he was about a quarter of the way around and stopped and said, "hey, there's the park!" and made a beeline for it. That was enough for him!

So, we had been practicing with Simon once around the track but when we got there we found out that he actually had to go around TWICE....that's a 1/2 mile!On your marks... Get set...GO! Simon did not win, but he was an amazing sport. There were a few kids bawling when they didn't win - and there were a few very cocky kids that did win but weren't very good sports about it. Simon finished the race nearly last and said "Man, that was so fun!" My heart was so happy - because you can talk about it for days on end and you really never know how it's going to end up. So needless to say I was so proud of my boy!


Aimee said...

How fun! In the first picture - Simon looks like Popeye (He's got Auntie's eyes! :)) I love the picture of Jon and him holding the big wheel from the back - so cute! And Ben's a hoot!

Anonymous said...

Dude! Your boys are so stinkin cute! Growing up so fast. I miss ya'll. Much love

ps...this is Stephanie...still can't remember my password :-)

Kathy said...

That response is the cool.

Kristin said...

I am so proud of you Simon-you did a great job!! Looks like you had a lot of fun. When I was little I had a big wheel named Herbie, I washed it all the time!!

Melanie said...

Hi Stephanie! We miss you too. How did we not get it together when you were here a few weeks ago? :( I can't remember your e-mail.