Posted: Monday, September 27th, 2010
Speed and Whiz have been in school for a few weeks now but it’s only just starting to sink in for me that summer is really and truly over. Every afternoon I’m surprised that my kids really have homework to do. I’m disappointed every evening when I realize ice cream for dinner really isn’t an option anymore. And I’m crushed every night after the kids are in bed that instead of sitting by the pool with my husband and a glass of red wine, I’m packing lunches, processing endless papers in backpacks, and creating the next day’s “battle plan” for how to get everyone where they need to be, when they need to be there, with the gear they need to have. Summer is really, and truly, and sadly – over.
And with the end of summer came the end of our 2010 Summer Activities Challenge. What a great summer we had with all of you! Almost 3,500 families participated. That’s a lot of kids moving their bodies and using their brains instead of spending their summer vacation on the couch watching tv or playing video games.
We’d like to send out a huge “Thank You” to all the parents, grandparents, nannies, day care providers, camp counselors, and other grown-ups in charge of kids who signed up to take the Challenge. We know time in the summer is precious and we appreciate your spending some of it with us.
We’d also like to thank our fabulous prize sponsors:
- Lego contributed weekly prize packs to keep the Challenge momentum going
- Schylling contributed 100 Rocket Balloon sets to reward families who completed the Challenge
- FunJet Vacations contributed our grand prize, a four night family getaway to Cancun with all-inclusive accommodations at the RIU Cancun. Congrats to the Marshall family who won this fabulous trip!
Thanks again to all of you for your participation and support of our 2010 Summer Activities Challenge. See you next summer!