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15 May 2011

Capes and Stripes

Posted by Peter Hoelter | File under Kids

7 May 2011

Twice the Awesomeness

Posted by Peter Hoelter | File under Activities, Owen, Sara

Today was Awesome 3000, the biggest youth event in Salem and a favorite of our family. This was Owen’s fourth race, and he did great running 1500m. Every year it becomes more of a social event for him (and for his parents), with many of his closest friends participating. Uppa and Grandma Judy were in the stands to cheer the kids on.

Here is Owen warming up just slightly apart from his pack of (270!!) purple friends.

Sara was not going to be left out this year. All week she practiced sprinting around the living room. She was very excited (most excited?) to have same t-shirt as Owen. Jenny ran with her for the full 300m, and I think they both had a lot of fun. We are so proud of our little girl! She ran fast!

They posed for our traditional post-race photograph, though I don’t know where the kung-fu-ish stance came from.

Next year, we will have THREE runners at the event. I can’t wait.


Owen was part of a group photo that ran on the cover of the Statesman Journal’s Mid Valley section. This is the second time in four years that his image has been on the cover of that section!

Source: Statesman Journal Web site

1 May 2011

Haa-pee Maa-Maa

Posted by Jenny Hoelter | File under Drew, Jenny

Yes, I am a happy Mama!

On my birthday, I was treated to breakfast in bed (good in thought, difficult to execute) a walk to Saturday Market in the sunshine, and then proceeded to the usual Saturday rounds of soccer, easter egg hunt and 4 year-old birthday party. Good times.

My favorite part was Drew’s little song which we heard off and on throughout the day: