Tuesday, June 23, 2009

He Said I Run Like a Girl...I said he could too if he Ran a Little Faster...

Today was the closing ceremony for Regan's school's Mini-Marathon program. Kids who chose to participate would use their morning recess twice a week to run the paved track at the school. Their laps were punched on their punchcards and tracked all year long (minus the snowy months). The goal was to run 26 miles, which is no small task. There were only a handful for 1st-5th graders that actually ran that far, but Regan was given an award for reaching a half-marathon of 13 miles. So cool. We are so proud of her.
Here's all the swag that they were going to give away at the closing ceremony. Those are all bags of gift certificates, Gatorade, water bottles, etc. that were provided by local running shops, as well as the awesome PTA volunteers that ran it all year long.

Here she is with her prizes and her punch card. It is such a cool program. For every lap they get a punch on their card. Three punches is one mile. At certain goalpoints, they get special beads for their lanyard, like feet, tennis shoes, etc. Regan was really excited about this program all year. It's one of my favorite programs at the school.
In other news, our garden is on a record-setting pace, in spite of the late frosts that attempted to thwart our efforts. We have tons of lettuce and some green onions. We're looking forward to a great harvest of tomatoes, potatoes, squash, zucchine, cucumbers, pumpkins, watermellon and canteloupes. Right now, we are just starting to pick raspberries. We are hoping for enough this year to actually make some jam. We had our first picking last night for Family Home Evening. Not many of these raspberries will ever see the inside of a jam jar...not when there's vanilla and chocolate ice cream in the freezer. Yummm.
Anyway, here is our first raspberry picking. It may not seem like much, but this is just the beginning. There are tons still green on the bushes. This is literally more than we got all of last year combined.


And here is Jeff picking away and wondering if it is really necessary to document EVERYTHING. Yes, Jeff, it is necessary. Now smile. :)

Then, just a little pat on my own back. This is what the girls and I made for Jeff and his dad for Father's Day. I totally admit to TOTALLY ripping off the idea from Bakerella, but I actually made it, so that should count for something, right? We thought it turned out really cute. If you can't tell, and don't go to the trouble to follow the link, that is a yellow cupcake for a bun, brownie for the hamburger patty, and different icings for the condiments. On the side is some sugar cookie "french fries". That's my kind of happy meal.

7 comments:

The Farr's said...

Good job Regan! What a neat program! And Maria....the hamburger cake is adorable! What a fun treat!

Deb said...

jeesh, maria. you set the bar high, don't you? good thing gregory doesn't read your blog. :)

and the marathon thing is very cool. they walk on tuesdays at c's school, but they total the miles for the school and try to walk across country. i like the motivation of having it a personal thing.

Rebekah said...

Our school in Utah did the same thing. Our school in NJ does not. I wish it did. It IS very cool. Your raspberries look YUM! Jeff looks like Jon looks when I take pictures of him!! And your Father's Day Happy Meal is SO CUTE!! Why didn't you tell me about it BEFORE Father's Day so I could copy you?! I just gave Jon some lame RotoZip Bits...

Wolfingtons said...

I really need to get a garden growing. And those raspberries do look yummy. Raspberry jam is my fav. Congrats to Regan - what a cute runner.

henfam said...

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EmHy said...

Wow is right, good job on the fun dessert. The mararthon things is really a great idea. Maybe I will suggest that one. How is the bully issue going? I think I might have more ideas than I gave you, know that I have taught the class a couple of times. I can't remember if I even emailed anything to you or not.

The Prestwich's said...

I want that present for mother's day. Tell David I have high expectations, will ya? Love the title. It made my night. Can't wait to see you guys :).