This morning the Wadeys left for home from their Seattle visit. Last night Aurora came downstairs way past her bedtime nearly in tears because she had to leave in the morning and she just loved her vacation. How great it is that she (and I believe the other Wadey's) had such a great visit? Great indeed. BTW, this is post number two. The first few days of the Wadey visit is the previous post.
Not only did Preston solve the Rubix Cube repeatedly, he also gave Aurora a little piano lesson.
The next morning, the Covington Days Parade with Jack and Avery. You would not believe the fun that was had. And the candy that was thrown!
I taught Clark this life hack. What else are Uncles good for? That's right, you turn your hoodie around and you've got a snack pocket. Clark stashed his parade candy carefully in his snack pocket. This is actually a parent life hack for the win. Otherwise, who do you think is carrying all this candy?
After the parade it was into the van to go watch Amber's Ragnar team finish. Yes, we got to take a ferry ride. This 20 minute ferry ride was great. Worth the two hour wait for sure. Both ways. Oh well. Our timing was so perfect. We showed up and Amber and team were just at the corner so we all waived. And then we saw their team's final leg running to the finish line. Amazing.
After a very quick mom/kiddos reunion, Amber had her team photos and such.
Team LiveStrong. Sounds like they had a great run and a great time up here in the PNW. For those of you wondering, this was a 24 hour / 200 mile running relay that is amazingly popular. There were probably 100 teams of 12 runners of which each runner would have run three relay legs of the run. (Edit: There were just over 200 teams in the Texas Ragnar, 514 teams finished this Ragnar.)
Each relay team has two vans that support through the night. This was Amber's van (Van, hah! this is a freaking Cadillac) and you can see her name on the side. The other side of the SUV was covered with names of the folks they were dedicating this run for. We walked around the fair sized parking lot looking at many of the other 200 vans, all with clever names and check marks for the runners. Nicely done Team LiveStrong!
For the last photo of this blog post. And one that Clark would certainly approve of, the Poop Emoji being photobombed by Amber. Yes, fun was had with this most wonderful pillow. Great visit! Till next time Wadey's, emoji on...
See you tomorrow.