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Monday, May 2, 2011

Walk to School Day

I had a busy week last week so I'm running behind.

Last Wedesday was Walk to School Day. The school was asking anyone that could to walk , save gas and get out and ride your bike , walk or skateboard. For some of the children that live to far they had a meeting point at the post office where you could walk w/ the principal. We didn't really need to go to the post office but we did anyway. The kids wanted to walk with there friends. There was a lot of teachers there plus quite a bit of kids. It was a nice morning for it.

Our children walk everyday. Paul usually drops them off in the morning on his way to work. I usually walk to get them. We live exactly one mile. So the kids were adding up about how much we walk during the school. We came up with a number right around 150 miles. So that means I get 300 miles Wow !!!!! How Awesome is that ????
I actually like walking home. It gives them some time afterschool to be outside and then by the time we get home they can do there homework before dinner. I was raised like that so I try to get the children to get it done then have the rest of the evening to play or whatever.

The children got a sticker and bracelet for walking. Also the girls got a lightweight backpack and Ridge got this bright green T - Shirt.

I took a couple pics during the walk. It was really fun and so healthy for everyone. It was also a wonderful memory we made together.



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8 comments :

Linda said...

That is such a neat idea! Walking is so good for people! But I don't like the idea of kids walking alone to school these days, so that is good that you walk with them. (:>) And that is good for momma too.

Linda

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That was a great idea. I remember walking to school everyday. That is great exercise for all of you.

Kristin said...

I think that's great to be able to walk home every day!

That corgi :) said...

that is a lot of miles for you all!! that was neat that everyone who could or wanted met at the post office. Must have been fun to walk in a big group like that! I'm with you, getting homework out of the way when they first get home is a good habit to get into!

betty

New Year Mum said...

What a great idea.... our local school has the "walking school bus" for kids to walk everyday - hopefully our little one/s will be able to use that program... so great for kids to get exercise :) Love to you always xoxo

Trennia said...

That is a great idea!
I agree with Linda it's scary for kids to walk alone even in groups I'm glad you walk with them, your a great mom!

Jingle said...

it is cool
for kids to walk to school.

bless your day.

Holly said...

That's a lot of walking but def good for your body!

 
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