Thursday, September 8, 2011

Trip to eastern washington: saturday September 3

We arrived Friday night at my Grandma’s in Kennewick after a fairly quick 4.5 hour drive (about 300 miles).  I, as per usual, slept through the majority of it. 

I just get so sleepy in the car.

Saturday morning my husband was up and off bright an early to compete in his Titanium Man Olympic Triathlon.  I got the kids ready and met up with him at the end of the first leg of the race: swimming.

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Kids got a high five and then he was moving on to transition to the bike.

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While we waited for the biking leg we went to a very nearby playground to play. My Aunt Mary came by to keep me company. 

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Which was good because shortly after this last picture of Eli was taken he fell and got a bloody nose.  Tissue was about the only thing I didn’t have in my bag, Eli was freaking out, and I was trying to console him while also trying to keep myself clean.  Aunt Mary to the rescue – she ran to the bathroom for wet paper towels, and we got him cleaned up as best as possible.  My shirt would have to wait. Poor kid.

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Hannah couldn’t let Eli have all the fun so she decided to fall on the way back to the car.  Smile

After all that we headed down to the ending point for the triathlon.  Mickey had already returned on his bike and was out on his run.  Finally, shortly before noon we caught a glimpse.

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A triumphant finish!

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Nice job honey, even if you were hobbling a teeny bit for a day or so afterwards! We are proud of you!!

The evening was spent at my Aunt Mary and Uncle Ron’s home in Kennewick.  They have a huge backyard and the kids enjoyed every bit of it.

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Yep, that’s a pool for a small dog. 

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Great way to end a long but very fun day! 

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16 comments:

TUTU said...

I LOVED the pictures. Wish I had been there! They are just wonderful. Love you!!

Brian Miller said...

those last 3 pics are gorgeous...the golden glow of the sun...nice...haha you may want to get a bigger pool...smiles. and way to go daddy!

Ellen said...

Wow! That's great time :) And I totally understand carcolepsy... I get it all the time too :) Beautiful pictures!

Three Js said...

Love, love, love all these photos! Someday it would be fun to be at Grandma's with y'all! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Kudos to him!

Connie said...

Reading about Triathalon's....makes me tired.

Great shot of Hannah mid air!

nicole said...

Great photos! Looks like you had a fun excursion to the East side of the mountains! I am sorry I missed you all while you were in town. Congrats to Mickey on finishing that race!!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Congrats to your husband! It looks like it was a great day, except for the bloody nose. And I love the photo of your daughter in the hammock--so cute!

sarajo said...

Congrats to your hubby!

I love Kennewick! I really love this time of the year on the East side! I'm from Sunnyside, and it's the best time of the year there! Grape harvest and mint harvest! The best smells in the world! But I just love the smells of fall, still warm, harvests, but still warm.

Looks like you guys had a wonderful time there!

Bliss said...

Looks like you got to enjoy beautiful weather. That is awesome Mickey does Tri's I am trying to get myself in good enough shape to try a tri.

Annie said...

Looks like a great weekend. Congratulations to your husband!!!

Nice pictures!!

Kaci said...

Wow way to go!! That awesome and the time is amazing!! CONGRATS! Hope all three recovered from the weekend.

Pinkie said...

Poor Eli. That looks very painful. Way to go to Dad on the race. I'm tired and I only read about it.

Anti-Supermom said...

Congrats to your hubby! I just can't imagine doing a tri yet... maybe in 5 years :)

I'm trying to convince myself to sign up for a mud run in two weeks though.

And have you done any tri's yourself?

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Cool job on the Tri! Poor Eli with the bloody nose...those bite! He is starting to look so grown up!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Way to go Mickey!!

Oh poor Eli and your shirt :(. Oh yes when one falls the other must also. lol

What fun pictures, love them all.