Posts made in December, 2010
Aiden is a celebrity! “Dinner with Santa” was featured in the North Platte news and if you watch the video carefully you will actually see Tyler, Aaron, Aiden and me. Perhaps you’ll spot Jackson and Mark, but I didn’t see them in it.
On Thursday night, December 9th, we took the family to the recreation center for the annual “Dinner with Santa”. All the boys talked to Santa but Aiden nervously followed Santa around and told him several times that for Christmas he wanted a candy cane! He also said he wanted Santa to bring him “Toy Story 3”. Dinner was yummy and the boys loved the pumpkin pie. There were news reporters there and Aiden was on the front page of the North Platte Telegraph on Saturday morning! Here is the picture and the caption:
Hello, Mr. Claus
In this photo, Santa gives a holiday hug to Aiden Luby Howard, age 2, at the annual Dinner with Santa sponsored by the North Platte Recreation Department at the Rec Center on Thursday evening.
For those of you who think letting your kid sit on a stranger’s lap is creepy, don’t be alarmed, we know this guy but for now, you can call him Santa!
This morning, Tyler and Aaron and I ran the annual 5k in North Platte, called the “Jingle Bell Run”. Many of the runners dress up in holiday costumes for this run every year. There were some great costumes this year. It was very cold outside during the run but the sun was shining and there wasn’t any snow. It was a beautiful day. Tyler and Aaron were real troopers. We ran and we walked, when we were walking we talked about Star Wars legos to keep our (their) minds off the cold! Great job Tyler and Aaron for running in their first race!
Here is a video of our favorite costume from the Jingle Bell Run, 3 high school boys ran/walked the whole 5k under a “gingerbread house” they made from a cardboard box. I also included the video of the three runners that wore big present boxes during the run. So cute! You will also see my awesome next-door neighbor Katie who I run with in the North Platte races, well, at least, we run for a couple miles together before she takes off and finishes about 20 minutes before me! Oh well, what can I say? She runs and I, well, do the old-lady shuffle.