Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Reindeer Run

Guy, his son Jeremy, Ally, Bobby, Holly and Josie and I ran the Reindeer Run around Lake Harriet last weekend. It was SOOOO crowded! We never did get to really run, and had to be happy with 34:30. Jeremy started dodging the crowd and pulled ahead and finished in 33:30 and earned a $20 gift card at a running store - great job Jeremy!

Here we are huddled in the tent before the start.

Afterwards, we stopped for coffee and then headed home to get the tree up. We are fake tree people, so it goes up in about one minute. We have some ornaments that contain verses from 'Twas  The Night Before Christmas, so the kids take turns reading them and hanging them.

Bobby taking a turn.

Then Robert took out his Rock Band and Guitar Hero game for his Wii, and played with Bobby and Ally. 

We cracked up when Robert said, "I'm so good at this game it's embarrassing." The kids and Bob and I were duly impressed. 

We did finally get some real snow! And I just learned that the country club down the road actually grooms a trail for us - I can't believe I've lived here three years and didn't know that. I'm heading over Thursday morning with my neighbor Lynn to check it out.


Brent Buckner said...

There's a lot to be said for fake trees indoors when you have real trees outdoors!

Wendy said...

If you don't have enough snow yet, though, I'll happily offer some of mine!

untpawgal02 said...

Nice pics. Why is it everyone else gets their first snow before DC does!

juliemac said...

I love how your kids love to do races with you!! That is so great!
Sledding activity, snowboarding, hot chocolate.......we have no excuse not to get together this winter with kids!! Buck Hill tubing would be fun!

Danielle in Iowa said...

Have fun on the trails! I think our recent freezing rain storm down here just slicked up the nice base we were starting to get - boo!

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EZnJ said...

Great fun with the run esp that the kids are involved and having fun with it. You're a terrific roll model :)