Friday, August 30, 2013

Triathlon and the Zoo

Last weekend Brice competed in his second triathlon.  It is the same one he did last year at this time only this year he was moved up an age group to the 8 & 9 year olds.  We don't really make him "train" for this, just let it be fun.  He placed 4th, again.  The dude wasn't so good at the transition part...but whatever.

Hanging with his buddy Ethan before it started.
Grandad and Kyle looking for Brice.
Ready to "dive".  Brice is NOT a good diver, like his mother.  Sorry, kid.
The thing is though, once he is in, the kid can swim! The swim leg was 87 yards.
Our neighborhood is so hilly.  He had to run up a hill before even getting on it to ride up the rest of the hill.  The picture below is him coming back down after his 2 mile bike ride.

And lastly, the run was 3/4 of a mile.  He was pretty thirsty by the time he crossed the finish line.  And, of course, whatever Brice does, Kyle does as well.  So, they both enjoyed some water.  Kyle loved watching Brice as usual and so did the rest of us.

And then about an hour and half later, he went to a two hour baseball practice.  I thought he would be exhausted the rest of the day but nope!  Raring to go after a shower and something to eat!  Oh to be young.

So, Tuesday I took Anna and Kyle to the zoo with one of Anna's preschool friends from last year.  Cole is also in her class this year.  We went to Open House on Thursday and school starts next Tuesday.  But, anyway, Kyle LOVED the zoo.  He would get to one animal, examine it and check it out, and then turn to me and say, "See more animals?" and wave goodbye to the animal we were at.  I know I have posted pictures on here of the zoo before but each time is so fun seeing it through the kids' eyes and excitment.

 Every time I go to the zoo, this guy is asleep.  Or, will lift his head briefly and then put it back down.  This time, he was on the lookout with the female sleeping next to him.  Anna roaring like a lion below and Kyle didn't quite get it to look AT me, just through the face hole.
 I believe this is a bongo?  Correct me if I'm wrong.
 Ring tailed lemur
 Kyle looks as though he is laying an egg!
 Here is funny Cole.  Anna always said he was funny at school.  He reminds me of Kyle, third kid, laid back, and fun/ny!

 We looked at this beauty for a while.  Kyle was impressed by it.

 Kyle was also not afraid at all of these goats.  He thought it was so fun to brush their hair.

 One of Anna's favorites, the flamingos.  Why?  Well, because they're PINK, of course!
Hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend!!!

1 comment:

Megan said...

Haha! Yes! "Oh to be young is right!"