Fall randomness

Here’s a bunch of randomness.

I shook Matt Logelin’s hand at a 5k race last weekend that supports the foundation that he created. He writes a blog I’ve been following off and on for a few years.

Here’s a cute little link based off of the Oprah flash mob event from a few years ago. This month is reading month and the kids are looking for sponsors/donations…hint, hint, hint.

Tell your friends to help Pearson set a new reading record – this year’s book is Llama Llama Red Pajama.

Can you find me in this video ? I may be in the background in a shot or two but the image I’m most proud of is in seconds 50 & 51 (yes, that’s my hand filling out the entry form). These are the trails I’ve run the past few weeks – very hilly and with lots of ruts which for some reason is lots of fun. I ran another 5k this morning that ended with sushi, salad, and brownies – bizarre to be eating that type of food at 9:30 a.m. immediately after a race. But it was yummy!

Christopher and I took in a Twins game a few weeks ago. Does that hat make his head look big? That’s actually the cup that his ice cream sunday was served in 🙂 And now that’s his favorite bowl for cereal in the morning – which is great considering what I paid for it at the ballgame!

At the state fair there was this cool cowboy dude who would have the kids hold out each arm, leg, head, booty and then send these loops spiraling at them and wrap them up. Megan was our only child brave enough to go up to him. He ended up making her look like the Statue of Liberty complete with a crown (just with rope) – it was cool! Here he is in action.

Here’s another freaky dude we ran into at the state fair…the kids loved making huge bubbles.

Christopher and I survived another overnight camping trip with the scout pack. It was a really fun time – great hiking and food and geocaching and campfire – lots of fun for both of us.

I don’t know how she does it but Megan has been catching a ton of frogs (not toads, but frogs). She was even catching 2 or 3 at a time in the net. She’s the frog-whisperer.

Some things never change…

The No Fun Patrol canceled Halloween in the schools so they get around it by celebrating a “Dress Up Like Your Favorite Book Character” day…here’s Darth Vader, Hermione, and ??? (I forget – I can’t keep up with all the characters in all the books that Colleen reads).

Colleen had a fun birthday party. The girls played games outside, had a camp fire, made lollipops, did each other’s nails, stayed up until 3:00 a.m. watching movies and slept in until 9:00 a.m. A fun time was had by all 🙂

And here’s how we spend out Saturday mornings and afternoons lately…

2 Responses to “Fall randomness”

  1. Katherine says:

    Hi – Great update. I still follow Matt’s blog, and I wondered if you ever participated in any of his runs. Was Maddy there? I’m signed up to read to Sarah and Rose on October 6th. I bought that book for Sarah’s birthday, so she’ll get it that day and we’ll read it that night. I hope Colleen had a happy birthday. She looks so old. Where does time go? I’m in Lebanon visiting mom and dad. I’m working from the hospital cafeteria right now. I’ll be heading back home tomorrow. Talk to you soon.

  2. Purdue Pete says:

    I didn’t see Maddy at the run. If she was there then Matt completely ignored her which seems to contradict everything he shows on his web site 🙂 . It was cool to be there and see him – unfortunately (although not required) tragedy can bring out the best in people – and he’s got quite the following! Thanks for buying the book! That website has a lot of books you can read online too. That’s great that you went up to Lebanon – glad you’re doing that. I’m sure mom and dad appreciate it. Hope you have a grand ol’ time with dad. Give him a hug for all of us.

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