Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Elora's '4th of July' Race

While we were all partying here over the 4th,
my granddaughter, Elora, ran in the Huntington Beach Fun Run. She looks so much like her Mom in the picture below...even the expression on her face.

Here she is already to go.
Grandpa Dale ran along side her!
Calling her Mom right after the race was finished.
Out of between 350-400 kids, she came in FIFTH!!!!!!!!!!
(3 of those who came in before her were BOYS.)

A tired Elora and GrandpaA random dog wanted to congratulate her.

Is it just my eyes, or is that dog wearing a skirt?
We are so proud of you Elora!
1/2 mile is a BIG run for a 6 year old!

What a memory she will have of her Grandpa Dale running beside her, as her support.

Thank you Grandma Lynn for the pictures!

More pictures soon of our 5 day weekend. Tyler and Karen just left this morning to head back to Provo.

11 comments:

Brock said...

Elora was very pleased with this post all about her!! Thanks Grandma Honey!
Erin

Mary said...

Wow, I am impressed! Did she get an award? I've always disliked running, even as a child, so I really admire people who have the stamina and dedication to do these long runs.

Tom and Karen Mortensen said...

I agree with Mary. That was pretty cool for her to be able to do that. What a great grandpa to do that with her. I guess she has some of grandpa Dick's blood in her too. Way to go Elora.

Eileen said...

Congratulations, Elora! That's wonderful!
And I loved the picture with the dog! It looked like she (I'm assuming with a little skirt on it's a 'she') was hugging her too along with the kisses!

Nice post, Jill!
And thanks for your comments on my blog, it's so nice to know I am not alone in being the 'worry wart' all the time!

Lynn said...

I love this blog, Jill! Thanks. btw, not only is that darling little doggie wearing a skirt, but if you look closely, you'll see a Hello Kitty top!

Valerie said...

What a neat memory she'll have forever! That's really impressive. I can't imagine my 6-year old wanting to do it.

grandmapeg said...

Fifth place out of that size of group is fantastic!! Way to go Elora!! It looks like she had fun and she definitely does look like Erin!! What a fun memory she will have of this race with her grandfather! Thanks for sharing your family Jill!

Richard said...

That's what good genetics will do for you! She apparently got good running genes from both sides!

Dad and Susan said...

Grandpa Dick was very impressed! Two grandpas with running genes--she's going to be a natural! Love all your blogs Jill. Love, Dad and Susan

James and Kresta said...

Wow 5th? That's amazing! Running is a wonderful activity to get into! I can't wait to hear about your 5 days with family.

Rebecca said...

WOW! That is awesome. Keep the running up, it's a great life sport!