Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I guess it's December now, which in our house means it's time for the Grim Challenge. After all, what better way is there to ring in the month where we celebrate the Baby Jesus than by running through mud, water, and muddy water for 9 miles? Of course, having had a baby 5 weeks ago, I haven't actually been capable of running for more than 30 yards for the past 5 months or so. So I rung in Baby Jesus Month December by standing in the cold with a stroller, drinking hot chocolate, and sneakily feeding my baby in the back seat of the car while the Husband ran the course.

Next year, I will return - in all my glory - to run the insane cross-country that is the Grim. But for now, I was content to be the photographer. of many photographers. You see; Seb decided to run in costume this year, on a dare, and so he ended up being quite the centre of attention through the whole thing. In fact, as I was waiting with Little E at the last giant crater full of water, everyone cheered the loudest when he came charging through in what was left of his cardboard and duct tape masterpiece. Take a look:

Like the tag says, let's get dirty!

Slogging through the last crater!
40 hours, 300 metres of duct tape, and a shed-load of patience got us this impressive robot costume. Now if only we could have gotten a miniature model put together for Little E...

1 comment:

  1. I love the costume! :) I have no idea how he was able to run in that. I would have fallen over fast, especially having to schlep through water! :P