|Standing at the start. You can see Carter in the orange.|
|Carter getting off to a strong start.|
|Elise getting off to a strong start.|
|Big smiles for his Opa, Uncie J, and Daddy as we neared the finish line.|
|Telling his daddy and Uncie J all about his race.|
Carter finished the mile in 10:58, a 17 second PR, and immediately headed off to get some ice cream. I went back out to finish the race with Elise. Carter saw her coming and went over to the announcer to tell him his sister was getting ready to finish. It was so cute and he was just so proud of her. As we neared the pavement Carter met back up with us to run Elise in to the finish. Once again Elise's glow bracelet fell off as she was kicking it in to the finish so she had to turn around to pick it up. It cracked me up just as much this time as it did last time! As we neared the finishing area everyone was clapping for Elise. It scared her a little bit this time and she wasn't quite sure she wanted to finish. My mom bent down and held her hand so she kept on running. She was really excited to see Ty as we ran past him. I'm just so amazed by Elise's love of running and her ability to pace herself and not get upset by how many people are ahead of her. She takes off at her pace and just trucks along at that pace. She doesn't even let it bother her when other kids impede her during the race. My mom said there was a girl running near them who kept cutting Elise off and telling her, "I'm going to beat you." Elise just kept bouncing along. I am so proud of my babies and love that they enjoy running, although I would love them even if they didn't!
|Elise going back to pick up her glow bracelet.|
|Elise got a little scared with everyone cheering for her.|