Elijah ran in the open race, and he got a medal for 22nd place in that race. I think he ran faster than he has been running, but I don't have the official time yet. Malachi ran in the elementary limited race, and he had a good time. Lydia ran in the elementary open race, and she blew her time away! She ran about 2 minutes faster than her best time.
The open and limited thing works like this: The teams pick their fastest runners for the limited race. In elementary, it is the 10 fastest boys in the boys' limited race. For middle school, it is only 7. Everyone who is not in the limited race runs in the open race. There were hundreds of runners there! It was amazing how many kids are at these things. We were relieved that Lydia didn't get trampled. She surprised us and loved the race.
Things have been really a whirlwind around here lately. We have exciting news: Our new child is a boy!!! We can't say much else online, but Nathaniel and I get to go meet him soon. We are so excited. It will still be several months before we get to bring him home, but we are all so very happy.