Sunday, January 27, 2008

I WON!!!

I am so excited to announce that I was one of the winners of a contest put on by fellow blogger Dayna at A Bug's Life. Her blog has become one of my must reads lately. She details the lives of her family which includes children born with a chronic illness. As someone raising two children with different illnesses myself, I feel connected to her in many ways and have enjoyed her writing. So the other day, when she decided to offer up the chance to win a game that she and her family enjoyed...well...I could not resist. She asked people to write in and explain why they would like the game and, in addition, to choose another family to give the game to as a gift and explain why you chose them also. This is the game...


and it looks like a blast. In our family, in particular, we are always looking for fun activities that promote family togetherness and also allow everyone to participate. So many games that please my very active 6 year old are not really geared toward my wheelchair bound 5 year old.

Unfortunately, I did not win the original contest that also gives the gift of a game to the family of your choice. I did win one for us though and I am very grateful for that. The family that I chose to receive the other one was a family that I don't know personally but met through another on line friend. They recently (like days ago!) lost their 4 1/2 year old son to cancer and they have 3 other young children. I really thought that, as they try to rebuild their lives after this devastating event, this game would give them something not only for fun but to open up the lines of communication. That said...I think that I will still purchase one of these games for them and have it sent down to them as a gift.

So Thanks! to Dayna and Thanks! to Jeff and Thanks! to the Memorable Mealtimes company who made this contest possible. We are so excited for our game to arrive!!

And now...the results in the Pinewood Derby race last night were...The car Mega Six, built by the Peanut and Dad, came in 22nd out of 45 cars. Pretty good I thought for our first race.

It was a fun event and even Bubby got into it after he realized that his girlfriend from PreSchool, Ally, was there. Here they are watching the race. So cute! And here are some more race photos...

Peanut and a friend cheering on their cars!

Dad at the finish line...what a cute finish line judge!!

And then there's this...how to explain this...I was workingn in my office yesterday when I heard a funny noise so I turned around and there it was...nuff said...

Have a great week everyone!! I hope to get back to some creative stuff...

1 comment:

Jeff said...

i will ship out your memorable mealtimes game no later than wednesday! enjoy it!