Dec 15, 2010

Reindeer Run and Romp

Last Saturday morning we loaded up the girls and headed into town for a day of racing and fun. Our first stop was the Reindeer Run and Romp at the Aquarium of the Americas...
Stella was thrilled with her race number and reindeer ears...

So was Mattie Ann...
The "romp" part of this activity was loads of fun.  There were all kinds of booths set up to enjoy, like Radio Disney, some kind of ranch booth where you could practice your roping skills, and a huge maze.  You could even practice shooting hoops just like a real Hornet...
Cille was there, too...
This was the scene about 2 minutes before the start of the race.  Yes, that's Katie and I rushing Mattie Ann and Stella back to the pink port-a-potties after they claimed they needed a bathroom break...
This is the rest of the field, waiting for the starter's gun to go off...
We did not make it back from the potties in time for the start of the race, but have no fear, we didn't want to be in that race anyway.  We decided that the 1 mile Reindeer Run might be a little taxing, so we opted to participate in the half mile Egg Nog Jog.  It didn't start until 9:15.  While we waited for our race to begin, the girls entertained themselves...
With lots of jumping...
Such form, such grace, such style.  Thanks, Ivanov's Gymnastics!
Go, Chaela, go!  Our friend Chaela was brave enough to tackle the long course...
Stella and Mattie Ann could hardly contain their excitement and affection for one another...
See?
I leave you with one last pre-race picture of Stella and Daddy.  Tomorrow, the Egg Nog Jog!

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