Category Archives: Weekends
While it’s not the exact same as I remember it, the kids really enjoyed our recent trip to The Farmers Inn in Sigel (near Clear Creek and Cooks Forest State Parks). This ‘lil fella was the only interactive animal, but only because he escaped. He tried to eat all of our shorts, but especially liked the butterflies on ‘lil Miss A’s.
This weekend, the Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank will be hosting a tote/food drive at the premiere of “Brave” in the South Side. If you are a Burgher and can make it out, you definitely should. The ‘lil Burghers just might even be there (we’re still working out details).
Last weekend, the ‘lil Burghers family got to march in the Pittsburgh Pride parade with my work. We marched behind a color guard who was playing Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger”. I don’t know if it was the music, the heat, the people who came out in support, or what, but I had tears in my eyes the whole parade.
Thanks to Pittsburgh Cares and the Tote Bag Project, we got to attend our first Pittsburgh Power game. Plus, my brother and cousin were there as VIP, seated in the first row of the end zone. Jack got a ball after a kickoff, and he made this ‘lil girl’s night. (Ok, that and the monkeys riding dogs and dancing on the jumbotron, but having a real game ball wins!)
Sunday seemed like the perfect day for a trip to Kennywood, so off we went! The day was spent in Kiddieland, and we were surprised how ‘lil Man wasn’t as into it as we expected. A had an amazing time, but ‘lil Man was a bit scared to leave our side.
You already know we did it, Mud on the Mountain at Seven Springs. Not only did we do it, but we crushed our fears and came out smiling.
On May 12, Greg and I put on our old shoes, PodCamp shirts, and ate a big breakfast before embarking on our adventure. We met up with some of my work friends and made it to the Start line just before it was time to hit the hills.
On Saturday, Greg and I ran a 5k then headed into downtown for the Venture Outdoors Festival and a chance to see our friends at WRRYFree Skin Care (by the way, have you entered our giveaway that ends tonight???). After a nice walk around the Point and learning about some of the great ways to enjoy the outdoors in Pittsburgh, we took our own ‘lil adventure through Gateway Center and discovered a bunch of cool statues.
Greg and I have made the Pittsburgh Tote Bag Project and food banks (such as the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank) as our main community organizations to support. Yesterday, we had the chance to walk in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community as Team Tote Bag, raising money for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and spreading awareness of the Tote Bag Project. Greg even got Highmark to donate a box of totes!
Perhaps a little.
Last week, my cousin J told me that the managers of the team we’re part of had been invited to do team building at Mud on the Mountain, a 7-mile run through Seven Springs. A what? A 7-mile run. We laughed a bit, and I have to admit, I know it’s not something I would see myself doing, but I was a bit jealous. Of course, this mama wasn’t going to spend the registration fee to have her butt kicked, so I didn’t volunteer to join in the “fun”.