I started Mother's Day early at the baseball stadium at the Rockies Home Run for the Homeless with some of my kids and grandkids. No, I didn't do the race, but I went down with my son-in-law to cheer the racers on and help corral the little kids before their fun run around the baseball field. It was a cold but fun morning.
Hope (9) and Jared (11) both did great in the 5k race. Jared ran with his Aunt Joanna and they finished in about 26 minutes. Hope did the race with her Aunt Jill and they ran some and walked some and finished in about 42 minutes. They have both now decided that they are runners and are looking for the next race to run, in spite of the fact that Hope somehow hurt her shoulder and Jared thought he might throw up right after the race.
Justin (8) did the fun run around the field. He was a little unhappy about not doing the 5k race with the older kids, but decided it was all good when he got a prize for the kids race.
The weather improved a lot by the time the whole family got together in the evening at my son's house to celebrate Mother's Day and some birthdays. Beck (20 months) had great fun in the park.
Wil (6) always makes sure the bigger kids and dads get to play some baseball.
The big birthday celebration was for Anna (now 4).
EJ (4) was ready to help just in case Anna couldn't get that last candle out.
It was a great day and I had a lot to be thankful for this Mother's Day.