Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Trike it, you'll like it

Two weekends ago (I know, I know) we went to the St. Gerard Majella trike-a-thon, to benefit their new preschool. Our good friend Kara Lydon was in charge of the inaugural event, which was a rousing success. Face painting, trike riding and a bubble bus ...what more could the short set want in an event?

We spent most of the two-hour event wrangling kids, but I did manage to fire off a few shots before the great race. The race, of course, was a complete hoot. More like a toddler demolition derby with parents running interference and offering apologies and encouragement at every turn.

 the knees just clear the handle bars

 getting prepped by her pit crew

working hard to take delaney
I don't know if it's the fact that she was on a too-small trike or what, but Mary Clare was a total daredevil. The course was set on a slight hill. She would pedal for all she was worth to get up it, and then at the top, she would take off, careen down and around, and coast as far as she could up to the top. You know it's bad when dads—dads of boys, I might add—stop in their tracks and say, "Whoa!" and then immediately look around to see who in the hell is going to pick up this kid when she inevitably crashes.

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