This past Monday was Patriot's Day here in Massachusetts and also the day of the Boston Marathon. For the last few year's we've gone to watch the runners and it's always fun to see. I've had a few friends run marathons and the training and hard work that is involved amazes me, a great inspiration to set goals and follow through.
This year was even more impressive because it was crazy hot for April. We were suffering standing and watching in the shade so I can't imagine what it was like to run for hours under the sun. Those runners were struggling and sweating, but for the most part they seemed to push ahead. I would love to be able to get into that kind of a zone, it must be a fantastic feeling.
Little Smith never smiles in new situations. He is very serious and takes it all in. We think he enjoyed himself, there was pointing and he certainly was mesmerized by the parade of neon sneakers. It's exciting to watch him discover all these crazy things that the world has to offer... even if he keeps his enthusiasm to himself!