Sunday, December 6, 2009

On Your Mark, Get Set, Crawl!

I entered Sawyer in his first race! The Huggies Diaper Dash. It was held at Babies R Us on Saturday. The race was supposed to consist of 5 sets of 5 competitors (ages 7-12 months). But I guess they had a low turn-out and only ended up racing 2 sets of 5. Sawyer won 2nd Place in his group! The baby who beat him to the finish was an 11 month old. So he did pretty well, I thought, considering he was not far behind and only learned to crawl within the past month. The funniest part about the whole thing was not that the babies couldn't crawl...it's that theywouldn't crawl with all those parents staring and cheering them on. Way too much stimulation for one little baby! Haha! Sawyer's excellent performance won us a free package of diapers! As far as I'm concerned, the race was well worth it. And definitely entertaining!

My only regret is that with Nathan at the finish line and me at the start, we weren't able to get a video of the whole race...and our pictures were not the greatest either. But you get the idea!
Sawyer practicing before the big event! :) We enticed him with a very desirable toy--the cell phone...
We decided the 'Santa's Helper' sleeper was his most agile outfit.
Hangin' out with his competitors.
Here's the crawling mat. It was set-up pretty cute. Everyone had a good time. I think the girls working at Babies R US and running the event thoroughly enjoyed themselves!

9 comments:

Rachel said...

That is the funniest thing I have ever seen. Way to go Sawyer!

Meghan and Tyler said...

Way to go Sawyer!! That is awesome! How did you even find out about the race. You guys always have so much fun.

Sabine Schindler said...

I just LOVE it!! What a funny thing! I had never heard about an event like that. Way to go, Sawyer Maennel!!
I can't wait to hold him, hug him, bumbel him and kiss him like crazy!!

Isac and Jen Simpson said...

i am so glad you ended up doing that! how hilarious! sawyer looked stinkin' cute!

Marianne Thelin said...

He's a star! Way to help earn your keep Sawyer, can't wait to see you guys...maybe sooner than later:)

Carissa said...

Go Sawyer!

Dan and Linsey said...

Holy crap, so funny! What a cutie!

Meg said...

Hi Nate and Jess - I work in the photo department at a national magazine that's covering the Diaper Dash in an upcoming issue, and came across your photos while working on photo research for the story. Would you be willing to submit your photos for possible use in the magazine? If so, please send me over an email at meg.hess@rodale.com.

Thank you!
Meg

Tracy and Odie said...

ok that is too cute! haha, i so am going to do this. and yes, we'll definitely see you monday night. can't wait!