Blog :: 2012
Better Homes and Gardens The Shanahan Group and FAN of Winchester hosted the second annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning and we would like to thank all who participated, supported and donated to the event. It was a huge success again and so much fun!
Like last year, we conducted the event on Thanksgiving morning with all of the proceeds benefiting The Bridget Brigade, a local charity to support families with critically ill children. We are proud to work with such a great organization that is doing such important work. This year, we had over 100 kids run in the race, from ages 2-9. If you haven't seen it before, it is the cutest sight to see the littlest of the runners line up at the starting line and run as fast as they can to the finish line. Our older runners are, of course, more competitive! In addition to being fun for the kids, it's a great opportunity to catch up with friends and have some coffee before heading home to prepare for Thanksgiving. Every runner even got an email after the race with a picture of their group at the starting line! We are so thankful for the donations and support from other local businesses. This year, we invited Kids Footstop to join us at the event. Eric Keough was gracious enough to accept and even collected shoes for Cradles to Crayons, while handing out Sketchers playing cards to our runners. There were many games of "war" and "go fish" played at family Thanksgiving gatherings, thanks to Kids Footstop! We also would like to thank Stop and Shop, Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts for donating the snacks and coffee for the event. And finally, a huge thank you to Peterson Party Center for their generous support in providing the tent for the Turkey Trot.
One of the best things about this event is that it truly is a community affair. Our colleagues in business, a great local charity and FAN of Winchester all come together to make this a really special and fun event. We look forward to an even bigger 2013 Turkey Trot. Gobble, Gobble!
Back to School Reminders - Part 1: MorningsDear Boys, I know it's been a long summer (God knows it's been a long summer) and during that time, some rules have been allowed to slip. In the interest of smoothly transitioning to the new fall schedule, I felt it would be in everyone's best interest to post a few reminders. Each day, you will be required to wake up. I know you are fully capable of waking up in the predawn hours of summer so it only stands to reason you can also emerge from your bedrooms at a time suitable to complete all morning tasks and still arrive at school on time. Speaking of tasks, each morning you will be required to change out of your pajamas and place school-appropriate clothing on your body. If mom is on top of her game, those clothes will be placed on top of your bureaus. They include but may not be limited to: pants/shorts, shirt clean underwear (yes, every day) and clean socks. The act of dressing should take place in your rooms. Upstairs. The living room is not an appropriate place to change or casually hang out naked. Your parents are legally obligated to provide a breakfast of somewhat healthy, energy-producing, brain-feeding foods. You are legally obligated to accept one of the two to three breakfast items offered daily. You may have noticed that your personal preferences lean toward a pretty starch-heavy list. For the love of God, from time to time, please eat a banana/apple/yogurt! Brush your teeth. You are both old enough to lose teeth. The replacements are the last set God will ever give you. Take care of them. "I brushed them really well last night" is not an acceptable answer. Also? Have you smelled your own morning breath? Seriously. Your hair will be gelled into place for the foreseeable future. Mom has an irrational fear of lice and her only louse remediation plan involves shaving everyone's head and burning the house down. Don't make me do it. We leave for school at 8:15. To clarify, at 8:15 am, you are required to get off the couch/floor/table, pick up your backpack from its designated spot in the dining room, walk out the front door, and get into the car. It's really that simple. Boys, thank you for your attention and anticipated cooperation. Once we've had a chance to internalize this list, you can look forward to the next in the continuing series: II. School Arrival Etiquette (subtitled: stop climbing on your classmates) III. Post-School Activities (subtitled: it's your homework, I've already completed grammar school) IV. Baths and Bed (how not to flood the bathroom) I'm so very proud of both of you and looking forward to a nice, long, fun, school year! Love you, Mommy
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