Saturday, October 17, 2015


This years Trick or Tri was fun like always!  Josh and George raced each other and Joel decided to race with Sophie since Shayne wasn't racing.  For some reason I didn't get pictures of them swimming but here they are biking.  It's always a close race with these two.  It's fun to watch because you never know who is going to win even after it's over because of the different start times. 
Grandma and Grandpa were in town too so that always makes it fun to have a good cheering section.
Josh was ahead the entire time and kept pushing it so that George wouldn't catch him.  But he knew that 2 years earlier George still beat him even though he finished before him so he needed to finish strong.

Headed towards home.
Here comes George!

Done and happy for each other.  They went to check out their times at the kiosk.
Meanwhile, Sophie, who had just painted her toenails the night before to match her suit, and Joel, were getting ready to swim.

I love this Lucedore cap.
Joel in the mustache cap.
Sophie was, of course, out of the water first.  But Joel wasn't to far behind.

Joel caught her on the bike and stayed with her so they could run together.

Joel slowed down so Sophie could cross first but he still beat her time because of all the time he made up for on the bike.  It doesn't really matter.  It's just for fun and exercise.  I wish we had more money so we could do it more often.
Then they did the awards for the Sprint and George and Josh found out that a kid their age had split them and come in 2nd!  Josh took 1st and it moved George down to 3rd.  He was not happy.  This was the first year that they have competed in the same age group because George has been a year younger.  But he aged up in May.  So instead of them both getting 1st...

Next up were the little kids.
They all started at the same time and basically all got out at the same time.  But Ben was determined to be the first person to cross the finish line.  It didn't mean anything except the fact that he was in the front of the line but it was cool to him.  Joel helped Ben and David and Sophie helped Emily and Evan.

This year we bought a bike for David so he wouldn't have any chain falling off issues, and told him that we borrowed it from a guy at work.  Now we are going to keep it in  Joel's office at work until Christmas and give it to him then.
Ben, of course, was the first one off the bike and on to the run and he knew it.
But when he got to us Kyle said, "You'd better hurry if you want to catch that kid who's in front of you!"  And this was the reaction that we got.  He turned around and said, "WHAT!?!"   A little streak of fear ran through his body and he took off running and the he yelled back, "really?  Are you serious?"  We said no and he slowed down.  Oh man was it funny.
Here's Evan riding his bike.
Then David and Emily came running up. 

Evan was struggling a bit so JoEllen ran with him for a minute.

David finished strong.  I love the picture of Joel following him.

Here they are with David Barchee, the Wells' neighbor, whom we love, waiting for Evan.
So GREAT!  They are all such amazing athletes.  I am so proud of all of them so even doing it. 

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