Wednesday, March 17, 2010
This past Saturday we packed up the kids, some friends, & the bottle of Bailey's and headed downtown for me to run the Saint Louis Saint Patty's day 5 mile run and to catch the huge parade. 11,000 other people ran the race too and it was quite the experience. I'm glad to say that my kids know that exercise is important. They know that mommy likes to do it and that's why I haul them to the YMCA several days a week. They know that we do it to stay healthy and that it can be fun.
Now of course I'm not sure it was too fun doing it in 40 degree weather and then standing around in the same weather to watch the parade. And I'm sure it wasn't too healthy sipping Baileys after the race but good times none the less. It was all made better by the fact that our old friends, the Hansens, made the 8 hour drive down from Green Bay, WI to enjoy the festivities with us. I was thrilled that I treated them to thier first "corned beef and cabbage feast" and that they liked it!!