Monday, October 8, 2012

the race & loyalty, toddler style

Over the years, when I do something with Kearsten, it is typically something crazy unchartered territory.  This 5K we signed up for would be no exception.  We ran the Ethiopian Orphan Relief 5K on Saturday, & come to find out, it was a trail run, which I have never done, even in training.  A hilly trail run.  After a few days of rain.  And it was cold.

But WE DID IT!!!!!  It's been 6 years since I ran a race (yikes...where does the time go?!?), & truth be told, when we first got going all clustered with a bunch of other runners on a 3-ft-wide trail headed uphill, I wondered why in the world I thought this was a good idea.  But by the end, I remembered.  There's something very satisfying about pushing yourself mentally & physically & reaching that finish line.  Getting to enjoy the day with my girl & laugh every time we got out of the car b/c our legs were so incredibly stiff made the whole day extra awesome! 

In other weekend happenings, we decided to begin celebrating Kendi's upcoming 2nd birthday early with a trip to BuildaBear.  BIG FAIL.

After looking in every bin at the different options, we asked her what she liked.  Without hesitation, Miss Thing informed us that her Boo Bunny was in the car.  In other words, duh people, I am not interested in any of this fluff replacing my beloved Boo.  So we left.

I guess it's hard to argue with a girl that knows her mind & loves her Boo. :o)


Meredith said...

I can not believe Kendi is going to be two! Where does the time go?!

Happy early birthday, sweet girl!

Rebecca said...

So precious! Averleigh was the same way with her build a bear. She also has a boo bunny, but its a green frog that she calls "wubbie"... Aka "lovie"
Happy Birthday kendi !!!

Sharon said...

2?! I can't believe it either!

And, that is awesome that you ran for EOR!!! Love that-great job, Dardi!

Kimmie said...

Happy you were able to RUN~ sounds like a fun time with your girl.

what a happy 2 year old could she be any sweeter in that car seat?

mama to 8
one homemade and 7 adopted