It is happening... I have found an area that my daughter is gifted in... long distance running! She is good at it and she enjoys it.... I am not much of a fan of running so I am thrilled she loves it. I am going to run with her and doing it with maybe i will become a bigger fan of it!
It all started about 3 years ago when we walked up Rib Mountain in Wausau Wisconsin. As we headed back she started running and never stopped!
Then a year ago she ran in her school's walkathon and was the top female in her grade level!
This year she set a goal to run the entire time and she did it! She ran 24 laps which we think is roughly 3 miles in under 30 minutes! She again was the top female runner and she tied with the boy in her grade!
I know... I am bragging about my daughter but I do think it is so important for us parents to find and help mold our children in the area's that God has given them strengths!
So do I start finding more running activities, do I sign her up for races, do I wait for her to ask to go running?
This week she went running up some super steep hills and did great... hills I had no interest in even trying so thankfully my husband and our intern took her running on this camping trip!
Since you all loved the other cookie giveaway I did last week I thought a St. Patrick's Cookie Giveaway would be another great one for those of you who have a sugar tooth. :) This giveaway is sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquets ! I personally have not tried these cookies but looking at the pictures of all the cookie bouquets made me ready to try them! I absolutely love the creativity in all their Holiday Bouquets! 2 Lucky winners will win a fun St. Patrick's Day Bouquet that is valued at $50. GOOD LUCK! I hope one of my readers wins!! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the St. Patrick's Day cookie giveaway. The mandatory entry is commenting on this post, but once that entry is completed, various other entry options will become available. Any option is acceptable, but the number of entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest rafflecopter form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted ones will be removed
St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
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