I ran in my first race at the tender age of 1 (well, almost 2) on the 4th of July. The Macklind Mile that Daddy ran had a Kids Quarter Mile Dash. This would be the farthest I’ve ever run before (the one-year-old’s equivalent of a half marathon), but I wasn’t too worried because I can walk really far.
Me and Daddy before the race
My race number was almost as big as I am. Once I figured out what was going on the race was very exciting.
I ran the entire way without stopping, and I even accelerated towards the finish (which is more than I can say for Daddy). As I approached the finish line the crowd roared, making it even more exciting. Mom & Dad recorded an amazing video of this part of the race, but I decided to delete it from Mommy’s phone before we could share it with anyone. So you’ll have to settle for the race photo.
Me nearing the finish line. Photo by tykanoya.
You can see my main one-year-old competition off to the right in the photo. He was in the lead for a while, but towards the finish he decided he wanted to turn around and run the other way. But I knew what to do because I watched Daddy run through the finish line before my race started.
As you can see from the ribbon they gave me at the finish line, I was indeed a participant. I can’t wait to do this again.
It’s all fun and games lately. My new favorite thing is to stand up on the bed and fall backward. I could do that for hours (and sometimes I do).
Now that the weather is warm we’re spending even more time outside having fun.
But we still know how to have fun indoors.
Why did nobody tell me about Legos before now?!
I’ve been dancing up a storm lately. At home. At daycare. At home. I really loved the Easter card Grandma and Grandpa R. sent me.
At the playground last weekend I rode the teeter-totter for the first time. Wheee!
I’ve been fighting crime in my spare time.
I have taken to eating on the couch.
I hit the terrible twos.
But we still have a good time.
It must be spring. We’ve taken a couple walks to the ball field.
And Grandma taught me something really cool.
I don’t tolerate much TV, but I can’t get enough Futurama.
Wherever I go, one or more of my sippy cups go.
I like to experiment with different hairstyles while taking baths.
Splish splash II | Splish splash
We’ve had such great weather this week I’ve just been walking all over the place. Yesterday I strutted around the block wearing my shades.
Today I decided to imitate Daddy by pushing the stroller home from daycare.