Sunday, April 18, 2010

So...what, exactly, is it that you do?

Sometimes people are just curious enough to ask me that question. Most of the time people assume I'm "just" a stay-at-home Mommy. I can assure you--none of us are "just" a stay-at-home Mommy. But that's different post on an entirely different matter.

I spent yesterday playing outside--in one of the beautiful (and local) state parks. I also got to play with about 900 other people!

Every year, the organization that pays my paycheck puts on an event called the Little-Big Adventure. It's an adult/child team adventure race--chipped timed and the team must stay together!

Half a mile canoe leg starts the race...

Transition to a three and a half mile bike ride through the woods on the bike trails...

And finishing up with a short mile and a half run!

The top finishers in each age group and gender group (based on the child racing) receive medals--and everyone receives a ribbon just for finishing!

Back to my part in all of job is to fill the t-shirt backs with sponsors. And this year we've lost a couple of our big ones, but we also gained a few who stepped up and made this a fantastic, amazing event! The sponsors donate product for giveaways and also goodies for our race passes for climbing at the climbing gym, day passes for ice skating and laser tag, ClifBars, birthday party packages, IMAX passes, gift certificates and a white water rafting package.
I don't think anyone left disappointed.

All family members were welcome!

Even my own! Thanks to their amazing Daddy for bringing
them out to play for a little while.

Now...a few days off before it's back to work. We have two smaller, kid only events over the summer and another Little-Big in Raleigh, NC this September.


Cop Mama said...

Wow, what a great event! Looks like everyone had a lot of fun!

Momma Val said...

Hey, you were there? So was I! Can't you see the chunky mama breastfeeding while paddling the canoe in the race? JK But I wish I was. That looks like so much fun. I had no idea that you did all that. Thank God you don't just sit around the house all day and play with kids. lol I get all kinds of dumb remarks and opinions too about being sahm. Like, "Sitting around the house all day?" Or "Oh well maybe you can take some courses when your kids are in school?" Ha! Assuming I never went to college. Ahh, people. Anywho, your kids are adorable and they are always smiling and having fun. Must be because they have such a great mom :)

mrs. fuzz said...

I remember when you posted a bit about this last year. I just think it's so awesome! I would love to do something like that with my kids. I wonder if there's anything like that in my neck of the woods. . .

ourladybeth♥ said...

That's awesome. You are awesome. Thanks... because I've wondered. ;)

Natalie said...

What a super fun event! I'm one of the Organizers for the 3rd International Babywearing Conference that was held two years ago in Chicago and now is located in my little hometown. It's SUCH an undertaking! Especially since I still have to fit in eating bon-bons and watching soaps as a sahm. ;) Good thing in reality I do neither, though bon bons are yummy.

I'm mostly in charge of registration and volunteers since by the time the Conference occurs (we've been planning for it for over 18 months), I'll be on the verge of having our third baby.

Half the other organizers are pregnant as well (which was NOT planned, but typical murphy's law in an Organizing group of women in their child-bearing years!)

Glad your event went so well! I just hope ours will as well. Enjoy the other kiddy events!

Kate said...

Woooooo! Way to go Dori!!
But then, you know you ROCK.