Saturday, April 26, 2008

March For Babies

This morning was the St. Louis Chapter of March of Dimes, March for Babies at Forest Park. We were just THREE of the 10,000+ walkers that showed up to support such a wonderful cause.

Again, a HUGE THANK YOU, from Jack, Mason, & Me to those of you who generously donated to our fund. The ticker on the right hand side of my Blog shows that we actually surpassed our goal by $95! It's not a ton, but heck, we raised more than we originally set out to a month ago!!!

We were joined by a few other of the Mom's from my online Mom's group, as well as their husbands and children and we all walked the entire 3.2 mile walk! Boy was that a workout!! Especially pushing a double stroller filled with 50+ lbs of Riley boys! It was good for me though!

We wore special TShirts that were designed by another Mom from my Mom's group and I was actually the one who was responsible for finding the vendor, having the shirts made, collecting all the money and distributing the 113 shirts to the other Team Julia's Grace members who are walking in their respective cities around the country.

Getting faces painted in preparation to walk

Mason got a snake!

Jack had a butterfly and a snake!

The crowd in front of us waiting to go

The crowd behind us just as eager to get started

A giant American Flag suspended above the starting line - Pretty Cool!

Mommy's friend Lisa with her husband Dave and their children Lucas and Addison (she's not in the picture somehow) - sorry Lisa!

Mommy's other friend Amber's Team for her girls Perry & Ella

That's all my pictures, when you're flying solo with two children, it's kind of hard to push a stroller and take pictures at the same time so I did the best I could.


Amanda said...

Yeah for March for Babies Walkers. I'm jealous your face painters were better than ours!