Sunday, April 12, 2009


Today a couple of members of my family and I had the perfect opportunity to see how it does not take much to make children happy. It was around 6:00p.m when I went into my room and decided that it was time to work on my blog. First, I was sure I wanted to post on my performance at the Cherry Blossom 10 miler last weekend in Washington, DC. Then, I recalled I could post about the local Indoor Track meet where a lot of young kids participated back on Valentine's day. Yet, with all these great information and pictures to share I felt something more important was missing.

This weekend, the weather here in Alamosa has been cold and snowy. I was positive none of the kids from the neighborhood were able to celebrate Easter outdoors this weekend. I looked outside and it look "perfect" to go hunt eggs. Right away, I asked my sister if she could help me set up something.To me it was easy, we already had a basket of eggs (40) that we could use to hide. I had a couple of Hanna Montana and Disney shirts, pencils, and a few dollar bills from my piggy bank. All I needed was someone to support me in such a spontaneous event.

My sister was all for it, so I called my nephew Brayan and asked him if he could help. His help was vital as he would be in charge of asking the kids from the neighborhood if they wanted to participate. It was getting late and cold, so we had to move quickly if we wanted to make this happen. Alicia helped me post the ITA banner up,I marked all the eggs and gatherd all the prizes, and Brayan went out to invite as many kids as possible.

Soon, children started coming out of their apartments. All of them were very excited just to participate and their excitement was more obvious when I told them that the majority of the eggs had a special value they could exchange afterwards.

So, for today.. No Cherry Blossom 10 miler and Indoor Track meet recap, but an ITA athlete that was able to see how It does not take a lot to make children happy.

Happy Easter!

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