Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Jog-A-Thon '08

Last wednesday was the annual jog-a-thon at the boy's school. Their school only has two fundraisers (the the children are really involved in) each year. I am pleased as punch that one is a jog-a-thon and the other is a read-a-thon. These are the kind of fundraisers I can get behind. I'm not gonna lie...I do enjoy me a good cookie dough sale or three but, this is so much better for the kids (and for me). =)

Liam has been looking forward to this jog-a-thon for 2 years. Keegan participated when he was in Jr Kindergarten and Liam was SO envious. I was a little afraid that Liam wouldn't want to go to school anymore after the jog-a-thon because it's all he talked about for SO long. Fear not. Here we are, a week later, and he is still enjoying school. =)

So, on to my awesome boys. First, Hadley was having a relatively good day so Brandon and Hadley and I were able attend and cheer on a few of our favorite kiddos. =) Now, are you ready for this? My little I have my daddy's short legs, asthma, and at nearly five an audible heart murmur, Liam ran NINE 1/4 mile laps in 30 minutes. That's two and a quarter miles folks!!! Seriously?!? I know. He's a super hero. =) Keegan, my poor little flat footed boy who ran it in converse complained of his feet hurting the whole time but, still managed to knock out a mile and a quarter (5 laps). Woot Woot!

So, most of their pledges were 'flat' pledges (meaning they weren't per lap). They each wound up raising over $80. Not too shabby for having parents who totally neglected to help them find sponsors! Poor guys.

Anyway, this is a fun event and I wanted to share a bit. =) I love these stinky boys! =)


Amanda: said...

How fun! I wish we did fundraisers like that at Joshua's school!!! Looks like a great time!!

Joshua's mom from PBT

Sue said...

How fun and so glad big sister could attend with Mom and Dad.

Anonymous said...

I am sooo happy that Hadley was able to go watch!

Harmony said...

Way to go!! Glad you all had a good time :)