It warmed my heart to write this post. I was smiling so hard, my heart was full and I even got a little teary. The father and son dynamic is so freaking important to me and I love that Babe is such an incredible hands on father. This was an incredible bonding experience for them.
Walking the long mile to the venue. LittleCuteLips bust up the moment for a little brother love.
They were walking so fast they didn’t really want to stop for a picture. Play along guys, just do what I ask.
We had to get up early and LittleCuteLips was not feeling it. She uninterested in the entire day. She loves to play outside but she isn’t about getting dirty and such. No idea where she got that from…
Yes, this is a tough and muddy type of event and this post is hella mushy. Deal! This picture reminds me of the first time Babe showed him how to tie his tie.
We had to be there to cheer and support the boys.
A good athlete always stretches before they work out.
The boys are stretched and ready to go, next step bag drop.
I call him the Manchild because that is the perfect way to summarize him. He is only 12 but he has turned into a young man before my eyes. I had to capture this moment because I know it won’t last.
The father and son dynamic is such a big deal. The black father and son dynamic is an even bigger deal. Babe is a hands on Dad and parenting isn’t easy and we don’t always get it right but I’m so thankful that he is invested in our children.
He trained the manchild for about a month, so they could be ready for this race. They would run 3 miles together and monitor their pace and improve where they could. After running they would do push ups and sit ups. They did an amazing job doing the obstacles and at the end, the Manchild helped pull Babe out of the water. I’m so proud of them and I’m so proud they had this moment together.
They started out as a foursome but within the first mile, Babe and the Manchild became a duo. We did stick around at the end to make sure Babe’s friends finished as well.
I’m a proud St. Jude Ambassador and I was so happy to see them represented.
I caught them on the last three obstacles so I was able to capture video of them finishing up. LittleCuteLips and I met them at the finish line. It took them 45 minutes to go 3.1 miles and do obstacles along the way.
They did it!
Instead of the obligatory medal, they received these wooden 3D cubes. I tried to capture each side.
They are conquerors for sure!