Sunday, November 29, 2009

Youngest Finisher

Every year that we have been in Buffalo for Thanksgiving Tyler has run the Turkey Trot. It is an 8k run down Delaware Avenue. Last year, after watching, Garret told us he wanted to run it with Dad. He "trained" all year and Thanksgiving was his day. He told me he wanted to be a "super turkey" for the run. I thought they looked really cute!
Stephanie, Hector, Natalia, Adele, Spencer and I all watched for them in the crowd. There were 12,000 people in the race this year. It looked like a sea of people. Finally we spotted them and I have to confess I felt so proud of my boys. Garret was still going strong and we were at mile four. He finished the whole race and Tyler said he even felt a little emotional at the end knowing that Garret had just finished something he really wanted to do. He was the youngest finisher and he ran/walked the whole way, Tyler didn't carry him at all. It took him just under an hour and a half. Before the race we told him it didn't matter if he won (he thought he had a chance) but as long as he just kept going he would feel really good when he finished and he did!

It was a great way to start our Thanksgiving off. We will miss this family tradition when we leave. It was great having Stephanie and Hector here to help cheer them on. They didn't need us to cheer at the end, Tyler said when little Garret crossed the line everyone was cheering for him!
The babies got a little tired during the race and since Spencer wanted me to carry him Steph was good enough to carry Adele. It was a very memorable morning.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Garret & Tyler,

We are so proud of both of you, I wish we could have been there to cheer & shout horray, when you crossed the finish line!!!!
So much love,
Grandma & Grandpa

**Please read to Garret