Saturday, October 26, 2013
Oct. 26--Sports Saturday
We had an interesting time right when we got there. Parking was in a huge field, and there really were no other cars coming in when we got there. In fact, there was a race going on right then, and runners were coming around the far end of the field. We recognized Caleb McC in second place (he ran an earlier race than Nathan because he's 14), and the boys saw Daniel and Joel far away who were cheering Caleb on. Daniel and Joel started running back toward the finish area, which was a good distance away. I was strapping Drew into the backpack and getting him on my back, so I didn't see anything. Jonathan took off running after Daniel and Joel--right into a car that was driving out from a few rows closer. Luke had a good view, although he was back by me, so not close enough too do anything. The lady wasn't speeding or anything, but Jonathan had not looked at all where he was going--he just was running. If she had been just a split second later, she would have definitely hit him. Jonathan was just fine--not hurt at all--but really shaken up. He was crying and saying he was sorry. The lady looked like she had seen a ghost, and she was apologizing. I'm sure she will have nightmares, poor thing! Jonathan actually have another brush with death when he got fished out of a hot tub (by a total stranger, since Bob and I didn't even know he was near the hot tub at all) at a hotel near Yellowstone back in 2007, on our way back from my cousin's wedding in Utah. His guardian angel has had quite a job with him--the Lord must have a special purpose for him! I will say that we went over parking lot rules again with everyone ("Even fields are parking lots!"), and Jonathan stuck close to me and held my hand during all the walking around during the actual race.
So Nathan had a good race. His time wasn't as fast as his last meet, but the course was hillier, and it was pretty windy too. At least it wasn't raining!
So it was an exciting day, and when Bob and I came home, I gave Drew and Micah a bath. Micah kept saying, "Pee" in the tub, so I thought he needed to go. After I got him out, he looked uncomfortable, so I put him on the potty, and he peed! (Note to new moms of boys: I put my boys on the big potty facing backwards. This way they can hold onto the tank, so they feel more secure, and also it spreads their legs so that everything is pointing in the right direction: down. When they sit facing frontwards, it is easy for boys to just sort of spray out.) So that was VERY exciting, since he has previously been VERY resistant to the idea of even sitting on the potty, and he certainly has never produced anything! There were celebratory M&Ms for all, and everyone is hoping he repeats his successes tomorrow! It was a big day for everyone!