Yesterday we took the kids to the SoCal Color Run.  We heard about it from Tara Livesay, who was in town for a visit and ran it with a few friends.  We were too late to buy tickets, but after watching the video we decided it might be fun to be spectators.  Well . . . it was.  A lot of fun.  There was a “color party” at the finish line with a DJ and hundreds of people dancing and throwing color at each other.  We bought several color packets and let the kids have at it. IMG_1642IMG_1644 IMG_1597 IMG_1643IMG_1590 Jafta probably wins for Most Enthusiastic.  He was obsessed with throwing color – on himself, on us, on complete strangers. He went through his packets pretty quickly, and then entered a dance contest just to try to win more color packs. I have never laughed so hard at his antics.  His dance moves were awkward at best, but he won for going big. IMG_1591 IMG_1595 IMG_1596 Karis was pretty enthusiastic, but in her signature style, she played it cool. Hundreds of people frolicking in neon color? NBD. IMAG0415 IMG_1645 Kembe . . . Kembe was not a fan of the color.  He really wanted nothing to do with it.  He found a group of college-aged kids playing a game, and inserted himself into it. IMAG0405 IMG_1601IMG_1587 IMG_1599 India was thrilled when we first arrived.  She was a little dancing queen – just full of joy and light.  IMAG0418 IMAG0410 Until she got socked in the nose with a little too much red.  And then she was OVER IT.   IMG_1594 Fortunately she rallied, and a leafblower came to her rescue. IMAG0424 The Color Run was a lot of fun.  I’m a huge fan of events that unite people with the common goal of having fun . . . I’m a sucker for flashmobs, and this event had a similar feel.  Everyone was happy and there was a spirit of celebration.  IMG_1585IMG_1615IMG_1647IMAG0412IMAG0388 IMAG0390 IMAG0420IMAG0385IMAG0374IMAG0422IMAG0401IMAG0430IMG_1610 The Color Run was a really fun event for families.  I hear it’s making the rounds in major cities, so you might want to check to see if it’s coming to yours.  A word of warning, though.  IT STAINS EVERYTHING.  Even after a very thorough shampoo, Karis is still rocking some pink hair.