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Monday, October 26, 2009

A jog-a-thon and an exciting day in the neighborhood!

The kids had a jog-a-thon fundraiser at their school where they had to run around their field for a half hour and see how many laps they made. I was impressed with both Jesse and Grace. Each lap was a 1/4 mile. Grace ran 6 laps and Jess ran 8...definitely more than I could do. Good job kids.Dylan also "unofficially" ran about 10+ laps. The different grades ran at different times and we were there all day helping pass out water and marking laps, so he ran with every group that came through and enjoyed spraying them with water.Sadly, I did not get any pictures of Jess, I was too busy marking laps as the kids ran by...Bad mommy! The kids had a great time and were able to feel like they were helping raise money for their field trips and such. Fun times.

We have a usually very (extremely) quiet neighborhood. We have been here for a few months now and rarely see anyone about. Apparently, all you need is a good sink hole to get the neighbors to come out of their houses.This happened on the street below us where the kids' bus stop is. We enjoyed watching the digger and men as they went about their work. I'm sure they loved having all these grown ups and kids running around while they were trying to repair the pipe! After this excitement was over we headed back up to our house and was met by this...A couple of firetrucks and police cars in front of our next door neighbor's house. Apparently our elderly neighbor, Gary, had passed away in his sleep. We spoke to his brother and he had been struggling with heart problems for quite a while. We had only spoke to him a few times since living here, but the kids felt sad for him. I'm just glad that we know that he is no longer suffering.

And now we have gone back to the quiet.

6 comments:

laura said...

are you enjoying the quiet after all that excitement? the kids' jogathon sounds fun. don't feel bad about not getting a picture of jess. liesel and gwyneth just had a swimathon and i didn't even TAKE my camera. that makes me a worse mom than you, so you're in the clear.

Rosey Posey said...

How fun! Dyl looks like Dash and 10 laps... I'm syre he felt like him too. That sink hole is huge.

Sabrina said...

The kids look like they had a blast. Hope you are having a great fall.

Janalynn said...

Seems like the same excitment that we get around our neighborhood, except Jared has a police buddy, who will stop by in his patrol car. Soon the neighbors stop by to ask "what's up"?. I now make him park down the street! :) What a great mom to support your kids with fun things as a jog-a-thon!

Joanne said...

I love the jog-a-thon pics - you're so good to volunteer and get involved with stuff like that. I love how Dylan pretty much ran around the whole time.

Joanne said...

I love the jog-a-thon pics - you're so good to volunteer and get involved with stuff like that. I love how Dylan pretty much ran around the whole time.