Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Staley's Do a 5k

Sofia, Stormy, Ryan, y Sydnei

We live in one of the cutest towns, Tigard, OR. Yes, it's a suburb of the Portland Metroplitan area yet it maintains a pretty cozy feel. Having lived in Beaverton just next door it's a "small town" compared to that place! Not really, but that gives you an idea of the proportions.

Satuday, September 13th, Tigard hosted its' 4th annual Family Fest. There were activities at the library, a treasure hunt, CAKE, a family/dog 5k walk, and fireworks....did I mention cake? LOL. Anyway, we chose to participate in the 5k walk (3.1 miles) and had loads of fun. A 5k walk is 3.1 miles. So we woke up (late, of course) threw everyone, the double jogger, and a bunch of water into the Vue and off we went. We arrived at City Hall, checked in, put on our Family Fest t-shirts and off we went. We had a blast and even though we were almost dead last (since we got off to a late start) we completed the course. Sofia would ride and then walk and actually mastered getting on and off the stroller while it was moving quite well. Sydnei looked around at all of the great views her front row stroller seat had to offer. We talked, laughed, and did a little jogging per Sofia's encouragement. It was a lot of fun to do as a family and get some exercise all at the same time.

We arrived at the finish line excited for what awaited us there: a full breakfast spread. Yes, I know, the food wasn't what one would typically expect to find at the finish line but we weren't complaining. Especially since we hadn't eaten before we left. At least we burned off the calories before we consumed them all over again! Here are some of the highlights!

Nearing the finish line, Sofia makes one last dash.

There I am in all my chunky-ness and glory!

Ryan, all smiles. Go #540!!!!

Enjoying breakfast.

The school bus ride back to city hall.

I think the bus ride was probably Sofia's favorite part!


Meredith said...

How fun! That looks like something we would love to do as a family!!
I love all the pics!

Tori said...

Looks like a total blast to me! Way to 5k it man!