This is a long overdue post from the Color Me Rad race that was in our city on June 8th.
So here I am finally posting. It's an indulgent post chock full of pictures -- what do you want from me? My family is super cute and we're colored up. It screams, "post pictures of us!" We didn't run most of it as the race was on gravel and our running stroller doesn't easily stroll through gravel. Instead we made sure to "run" through all 5 color stations and have colored powder thrown at us, and on us, and get drenched in colored water -- it was hilarious and wonderful.
We -- w
hen I say, "we" here, I am referring solely to my dear husband who went to Target ten minutes before it closed because I begged him, he's a gem. Truly -- bought white shirts the night before and I wrote everyone's names on the back of them, and we wore crazy sunglasses from the CMR people. Super Cool.
The child with blue glasses managed to get purple powder in his mouth at the first gate which disturbed him greatly. Sigh. Throughout the rest of the race he told me, over and over, "Mama! This is your fault. This is ALL your fault, you made us do this!" Yes, yes, I did. I made us have fun. Good grief.
My other kids, on the other hand, really enjoyed the color. Little boy with the green glasses? He ran through the color gates and cheered and laughed and loved every single second. He even tried to run with me, which was terrifically sweet.
The pictures below progress from before the race to clean up at the van. I will say this about my little boy blue, that when we were crossing the finish line he got super excited and started cheering since he was crossing his first finish line. Redeeming sweetness after crabbiness.
They were all still a little leery when walking to the starting line. (see, they're still squeaky clean here)
look at how cute they are! awww.
and now, see this face. Oh little boy blue (and purple).
I don't exactly know what we were looking at...
We had a hand at popping the color packets and bursting them on each other.
We did it! Woo!
We are stinkin' cute!
I apparently didn't get the memo to stick my tongue out, too. whoops. (gosh, i look like i'm in pain)
This was left behind after many many baby wipes.
Oh yeah, we had to drive two hours after the race without bathing the kids, so they rode in the car like this. Just keeping in all sorts of real. ;) hehehe
and this makes me smile big :D
While this is an overdue recap of the Color Me Rad race, I just realized that I am posting it on the day that "The Color Run" has announced that they are coming to Pittsburgh in October -- we might have to sign up for that and do this all over again! Woot!
blessings! and joy!