Jump’N Land!!

22 12 2008

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Yesterday, Retread put on a great Christmas party for the kids at the Samaritan Inn.  The party consisted of an all-expense paid trip to Jump’N Land here in McKinney.  It included 2 hours “all you can bounce” fun and other games.  Each kid got some tokens to spend in the video game area.  And they all left with a gift-bag filled with candy, a book, stocking cap and gloves, and a gift.

We had 10 kids from the Inn show up plus several parents.  We had 8-9 adult volunteers and another 5 kiddos from their families.  (My whole family was there!)

12222008-jumpnlandWe had an absolute blast.  I saw so many smiles on the kids faces.  It touches me now just thinking about it.  I am so glad that we decided to get involved at the Samaritan Inn almost a year ago now.

Today my neck is a little sore from some serious sliding down this monster slide (not to mention some patches of lost skin from some mishap sliding)!

This was an event that truly meant a lot to the kids and I hope that we can make it an annual event.  I have to give credit to my friend Kyle and my wife for planning and executing this event.  I am one of the lucky ones that just showed up and had fun playing with the kids!

(pics taken from Jump’n Land website)

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And, they’re off!

10 05 2008

Today’s post will be short and sweet because I am extremely tired.  I took my boys to Lone Star Park to watch the horse races.  It was “Family Fun” day at the track with a petting zoo, pony rides, and bounce houses.  My dad also joined us, so it was an all-boys event.  We had a lot of fun together.  Got plenty of sun.

Momma stayed back and went to a day at the spa for mother’s day.  I think everyone had a nice day.

One more funny story from the day.  This morning, I asked my 4 year old what he wanted for breakfast.  He said cereal.  I brought him frosted mini wheats and said “your mom got you frosted mini wheats because she knows you like them”.  He responded “Sweeet!  Momma’s the best!!”.

Sorry for such a short disjointed post.