School Tube Video: Brothers 9 and 6 Race in Triathalon, One With Cerebral Palsy

This amazing story of Connor Long and his brother Cayden Long, reminds us of what the real meaning of sports and team work, and family, are all about. Sports Illustrated Sports Kids of the Year for 2012, these boys aged 9 and 6 raced together as team mates in a triathalon. A triathalon! Cayden has Cerebral Palsy so his brother helps him along, and together they are invincible.

Watch this School Tube video to really see what the human heart, even a very young one, is capable of.

Fall Adventure: Go Apple Picking with the Kids

There’s nothing that says Fall like a crisp, sunny day out in an apple orchard picking apples with friends and family. You may end up wondering what you are going to do with all these apples (seemed like a good idea at the time) but that’s not a big deal. Apple sauce is always a safe bet and the least time consuming. If you are looking for a good place to go Women’s Day magazine has compiled a great list, one of the places on the list, Applewood Orchards in the Hudson Valley of New York is a frequent family favorite. Check out their story here.
10 best Apple Orchards for Apple Picking and Family Fun.

take the kids apple picking

Take the kids zip lining in the Woods

We recently went up to Lake George, new york to get a little family fun in. We stopped by Extreme Adventures in Bolton Landing New York and tried out the kid’s ziplining course. The place was beautiful, tree-lined and the staff was hyper-focused on safety. My nine year old daughter wasnt tall enough to go on an adult course and could only go on the kids course. The problem was since It was just the two of us, I had to forgo my own zipping and hung out to watch her sail across the treetops.

So tip to parents of little kids, make sure you work out ahead of time who will go on the adult course and who will stay with the little ones. But it was a great way to get some fresh air and give ourselves a chance to unplug our kids from their electronics and get them in the woods.

Check out Extreme Adventures in the Lake George, NY area