Axel lined up last night for what I hope was his first of many races. Although it doesn't feel like Earth Day this weekend with the mounds of snow (we were lucky enough to get 12 more inches) the race did go on and the 1000 kids that participated seemed not to notice the cold.
Layered like he's seen Tyler dress a hundred times, he lined up with his age bracket alongside his coach. I had the full service tonight as coach/uncle/brother even took Oliver on his back during the race so I could get pictures.
Of course he was the one to totally botch the starting line...but he got back up and finished with only a few tears in his eyes. He looked a little tough crossing the finish line, but he did it all by himself and I was so proud. I was pretty sure this was his last race...until he got his medal...and I THEN asked, "How was it?"
Looking at his medal he said, "It was GREAT!"
Note: Axel did not finish with his shirt off...a classic move by his coach. We'll have to see how Axel's little career progresses throughout the summer.
Ollie discovered "thunder sticks" at the race Expo. If you're new to the racing world, you may have to google "thunder sticks" but let's just say...he's in LOVE. I have this little fear that Oliver will be the LIFE of the party...
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