Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Reindeer Run & The Jingle Jam

On December 1st, the kids & I attended the Reindeer Run & Jingle Jam at Addy's elementary school. (Nick didn't go because he was in Georgia at the SEC championship game.) The Reindeer Run included a 5K which I ran & 1/4 mile run that both Addy & Alex participated in. And the Jingle Jam part was the school carnival.
I ran the 5K in 23:02 & placed 3rd in my age range. Another great run!
Addy & some of her girl scout troop ran the 1/4 mile & earned their red petal for being courageous & strong.
Friday night Addy had been up for several hours in the middle of the night, like she often does. I debated on whether or not to wake her up to go to the Reindeer Run. But in the end, I decided to go ahead & get her up. She was cranky & exhausted & laid down on the sidewalk right before the run started. I had to go get her up & make her run & so we were the very last ones to start. She actually did run though, unlike Alex. He wanted me to carry him. And when I put him down & tried to get him to run, he started yelling "Stop. That's enough. I said... That's enough!" And then he started crying. So I picked him up again & we finished the run. We were the last ones to finish, but we finished nonetheless!
 Here they are with their medals.

Alex & his playgroup buddy Carson.
Making reindeer food
Playing in the bouncy house
Cake walk... Alex won a cupcake. We sat down & he ate his cupcake & then he got up & told me "Mommy, you stay here, I'll be right back." I asked him where he was going & he told me he was going home to get his juice. Umm yeah, we live a 1/4 mile from the school. That boy is crazy if he thinks I would let him walk home alone!
 There were lots of fun games at the Jingle Jam including the football throw 
 and basketball.
We didn't stay at the carnival for too long, maybe an hour. I kept trying to get Addy to play the games & she really wanted to, but she was just so tired. And so when we got home, she took a nap. And she woke up with fever. Poor thing. I felt so bad that she had been sick when I just thought that she was tired from not sleeping. Luckily, it was a short lived illnes. Her fever broke on Sunday evening & by Monday afternoon she was back to feeling 100%!
Hopefully next year, the kids will actually want to run in the Reindeer Run!

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