Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Went for a little fun at the park and left with a 5k

The weather has been perfect the last two days so the hubby and I decided to take the kids to the park after school. A nice break from the normal routine. So we started out with a little fun on the jungle gym.

That's SOME static!

They even convinced Mom

and Dad to participate!

Then it was on to the swings...

Where Mom joined in again

When all of the sudden they had an urge to reenact Jack and Jill

and tumbled down the hill. Thankfully no one broke their crown ;)

So there we were, the Treasure family just minding our own business. When all of the sudden we heard some one calling our daughters name. It was a friend from school. She said hello and carried on with her park fun. Then a second later we heard someone call out our sons name. Another friend from school. And another. And another.
Turns out today was the first training class for the Mission Inn 5k run for charity event. Our sons friends mother (who is HUGE on fitness) trains a handful of kids every year to participate in the event. She yelled out to us for the kids to join and off they went. I mean it was really that quick. One minute we were chillin' at the park together and the next my kids were running off with a pack of other kids headed for the jogging path that runs along Victoria ave.
Now I know I mentioned to you in a previous post that we all sat down and wrote out our goal lists. Well let me just tell you this one single event covered 3 of my goals.
1)Family time
2) Getting active
3) Charity
It also was a goal of my sons and my husbands to be more active. I tell you -when you don't get in his way (which I've managed to do plenty of times) God really does offer up everything you ask for.

Here's my son with his friend coming thru the home stretch. His friend was actually the first kid back to the park, but knowing it was my sons first time he circled back to finish the run with him. Nice kid!

And here's my daughter (poor thing not dressed for running) making her way back.

They were such troopers! I really thought I was going to get an ear full when they got back. I think I might have beat them to it when I told them that from now on Mom and Dad would run too.
Anyhow, like I said before it's amazing what he'll put in your path if your open to receiving it!
On that note, as we were leaving I noticed these beautiful flowers on a tree at the park. Don't know what they are, just thought they were pretty.

P.S. Don't know why my pictures come across so blurry? But if you click on them they'll show up larger and clearer! ;)
P.S.S. I hung the HUGE map on the wall and we spun the kiddos around and had them point to the map in order to pick which state they would study first. Sort of like pin the tail on the donkey. Then the hubby and I closed our eyes and threw a pen at the map. Where ever it hit was ours. So here's what we'll be doing first:
South Dakota
West Virginia
New Mexico
Should be interesting!


The Blythe Blog said...

Love it! What a blessing to see how God is working in the lives of the Northan family!! I think it's great!!!!

Grace Like Kelly said...

you trips sound like they will be amazing!!! Family time must put such a smile on your face...I love it, can't wait to have one of my own.

Lissa said...

well how cool is this?!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

you are such a fun mommy.