Last month, Blake and Nakayla took part in their first ever ‘Baby and Junior Race’ by eXplorerkid!
As they were both in different age categories, they competed in different races, on different days. The event is so big that they had to hold two full days of races!
Day One: Nakayla’s Race
We reached fairly early, so early that some of the booths weren’t open yet!
Then it was time to race :D
Instead of running, my baby girl cat-walked down the lane
Even putting it into the basket required a delicate touch!
As there weren’t much to do after the race, we headed home earlier than I had planned. It’s a good thing too, because we used the coupons for all the fun activities the next day, when Blake joined us!
Day Two: Blake’s Race
It was so crowded the following day, a far cry from the day before!
With over 250 participants in the race category Blake was in, and only 10 lanes to race at 3+ minutes interval, it was a long wait for a lot of us. Blake was so anxious for his turn that he became restless and grouchy, running out of queue twice! This naturally got us frustrated because it meant that we would have to queue up again! Sigh.
Eventually, things worked out – all thanks to Jenny from eXplorerkid!
Prepping Blake for the race
I can only direct by pointing (no touching!) and watch on as Blake put the pieces together
Love this shot taken by Sean from the sides!
After Blake finished his race (he didn’t get his certificate till much later as they printed Nakayla’s name instead of his), we took a walk around the booths and maximized the coupons we were given – the children had ice cream, played in the bouncing castle, and Sean bought them candy floss on a stick!
Me: Why not just get those packed in containers?
Sean: This way, they will get to see how it’s made!
Saving the best for last, we took the children out for a circuit run operated by Ready Steady Go Kids. They had a blast! And the whole circuit to themselves :P
A terrific day out with the children filled with tons of activities and yummy food! Thanks for having us, eXplorerkid!
Disclaimer: We were invited to participate in the Baby and Junior Race 2014 by eXplorerkid.