Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Giveaway winner!

Thank you to everyone who left a comment on my last post.  This one from Jenn made me see a bigger picture I guess that is a good way to describe it. 

"Really though, just a little while back the thought of even completing a HM was but a pipedream. Now, each one you complete is another practice test and learning lesson. It will all come together for you with body, nutrition, mind and your legs will cooperate and you will have a race that makes it ALL worth while soon!!"

She is right; completing a HM was a dream just about a year ago.

Today I went for 4 miles with my Brooks Ravenna 2.  My second run with those and I did like it.  I plan on using these shoes all week and even Sunday for my longer run unless I get pain somewhere of course.  Those shoes feel better for hills so far, going up and down, I think maybe because they have more cushion than my Mizunos.

So yesterday I skipped 2 big events from last weekend.  If you are bored with my kids jump to the next topic below!

1. THE birthday party
28 kids showed up.  That is a lot of little people running around.  Some were close friends of our family and some were classmates.  I was the only person there who knew everyone.  It was a little crazy but Jonathan was happy and that is all that matters on his birthday.  This was the first time we had a big group like this for a birthday, not sure I want to repeat this! 
People brought siblings that were not invited, some asked ahead of time and some decided to just surprise me! I did not say anything but this is not cool.  One kid missed the whole week of school because he had hand-foot-mouth disease and he came to the party?!!!  How is that OK? He was not in school during the day!  I guess that is part of the deal of inviting people you don't know very well.  This was the last big party for any of my sons.  After 6 I tell them they can choose an activity for our family and depending on what it is they might be able to invite a friend or 2.  For his 7th bday, Will wanted to go to Sea World so that is what we did.
This was the LEGO year.  Lucky Jonathan, I want to steal his presents!!! I LOVE LEGOS!

That gift was a huge hit!

2. Will's basketball Game
Game 3 for the Cougars.  Will scored 2 baskets and he played better defense. I was really proud of him! That is him with the ball.

And later....

Giveaway winner!
The winner of the book: The story of Johnny Kelley, Boston's Marathon Man is

Erin! Congrats Erin! Please email me your address so I can mail the book to you!  I will have another book to give in April !

Speaking of Giveaway, do you remember back in December I hosted a great one from Milestone Jewelry?  They were chosen by Iron Girl as their official Jeweler! Congrats to Melody at Milestone Jewelry!  You can read more about this here.  They are having a sale right now for Valentine's Day, 15% off your order if you use code LOVE to get the discount.


Terzah said...

I love the idea of no more big parties after 6. Maybe we'll do that too! I bet my husband will love that idea even more than I do.

Kate said...

We're mean. My kids don't get many friend parties. Supposed to be when they turn 10(? maybe? I don't actually remember) and then 13, but when my older boys turned 13 I paid them $50 to NOT have a party. :) We always celebrate with all of the family, so it's not like it doesn't get recognized.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Kind of disappointed the video wasn't of a dunk - maybe next year.

Kathy said...

No more big parties. A few friends for dinner, outing, and sleepover - finito. I've officially retired from the big to-dos. I make up for the crazy big party $$$ for one nicer present. And, truth be told, the kids are fine with it.

Jill said...

We always did a party and invited as many kids as they were old (so 10 guests for their 10th birthday...these would be "kid" guests), but at age 11 I said no more, they were too old to do big parties and instead, they just have a few friends over and go do something they enjoy, like rock climbing or something.

Black Knight said...

Congrats to the basketball player and to Erin!
28 kids at home: a tornado! Glad you survived.