December 23rd, 2011

First day of school

Happy holidays!

On Wednesday night we put up our Christmas tree! I dragged it out of the closet and Mom helped set it up. Dad and I put on the lights (after a lot of untangling!) and then decorated!

Happy holidays!
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Cheeburger Cheeburger Cheeseburger Challenge!

Last night Ian and I went to Cheeburger Cheeburger so he could take on the 1-pound Cheeburger Challenge! Ian was quite excited and when the burger arrived he ate it in under 4 minutes... no lie, 4 minutes (I timed him). Apparently, the record is 2 1/2 minutes, which Ian informed me he could do if I didn't talk to him and distract him.

The amazing part was that after he had eaten a 1-pound burger, a basket of fries and drank a milkshake, he was still hungry! He wrote on his picture (which went on the Wall of Fame) "Time for Pizza!"

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Newsday Holiday Light Festival

This December, you'll be sure to find a whole lot of holiday spirit at Newsday during our first Holiday Lights Festival! Guests will be able to stroll along a walk featuring 625 feet of stunning light displays that will amaze and delight children and adults of all ages. The event will also feature a full-sized ice skating rink and a festive holiday marketplace.

Many of Newsday's community partners will be on-hand each night providing holiday entertainment and activities to get everyone into the holiday spirit. Special thanks to our presenting sponsors, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Lord & Taylor and the New York Automotive Giant, as well as supporting sponsors Capital One, Harrows, Nassau Financial Federal Credit Union, Best Yet, Steven & Alexander Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York, Sleepy's, P.C. Richard & Sons and La-Z Boy.

Located at Newsday Headquarters in Melville, this one-of-a-kind event is sure to bring Long Islanders together as they enjoy the holiday season.

Tickets for this event go on sale through our website, beginning Tuesday, November 1st. Please check back for more information or call (631)843-2666.
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Newsday Light Festival!

Last night we went to the Newsday Holiday Light Festival in Melville! It was great fun filled with lights, an ice skating rink and several little shops (see previous entry).

It was super cheap as well ($8 a person!) We walked through the light show and enjoyed the music. Next we had our picture taken with Santa's sleigh and Santa himself! It was actually pretty funny because Santa wished us a Merry Christmas to which Ian responded, "We're Jewish!" Well, then Santa asked what we got for Hanukkah! He was very interested in my waffle maker...

Then we headed over the ice skating rink and enjoyed about 45 minutes of skating! It was a beautiful evening and there weren't many people on the ice.

All in all, a really fun event! I highly recommend it!
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ALYX Donation

Today I went to give blood and made the iron count! WOO! The lady recommended that I donate ALYX because I'm 0-. Through ALYX, donors are able to give two units of red cells during one visit – providing double the impact for patients requiring the most critically needed blood types.

It was a really easy process! It took about 20-25 minutes, and used a smaller needle than a typical donation! The fluid was replaced back into my body, which reduced tiredness and the feeling of dizziness from a normal blood donation.

Yay for saving lives!