Our friend Keren planned a whole day of fun and excitement for her work (and friends and family thereof), and she asked if we wanted to come and help and participate.
And so! Today we left at 7:00 in the morning and didn't get home until 8:30 at night, and we are all completely exhausted and a little bit sunburned, but it was a fun day.
While Beth, Zane, and i handed out water to all the runners, Houston, Katrina, and Juanito ran (and walked) the 5K. We totally poured out lots of waters, and then waited for everyone to get to us. It was a bit boring, so we took pictures and did zumba and chatted. And then the people started coming, and Zane ran to them with cups of water while they were still quite a ways from the table, forcing them (with cuteness) to stay hydrated. He was awesome. Katrina and Juanito ran/walked together, and then Houston walked (and ran a little) with Keren.
Beth, Zane, and i watched with growing apprehension as the sky turned dark and the wind picked up, and eventually some staff came through exclaiming, "We're the last people! We have half an hour before this storm hits us!" So we quickly packed the stuff up as best we could and then speed-walked the second half of the race to the finish line. Zane kept asking, "What if it's a tornado? What if we get hit by lightning? What if one of these trees gets hit by lightning and falls on us?" I dragged him along. We got drizzled on a bit, but made it inside before it started to pour. It rained buckets - thunder and lightning and everything - for a couple of hours.
And then, eventually, the skies cleared and the sun slowly appeared, and the kids were able to go on the bouncy toys and swim in the pool and climb the rock wall outside. We all played 9 ball, which is kind of like 4-square mixed with volleyball.
And then there was a group called "Zero Gravity," who does stunts on motorcycles and stuff. They were pretty amazing.
And then Subway and the hour and a half drive back home, and everyone pretty much crashed into bed at the first chance they had.