On Saturday, May 7th, we had our March for Babies walk for the March of Dimes. Since we don’t have a local one in our area anymore we go back to walk in the northern region since all of our family is up there.
I’m thankful for all of our family and our friends who walk with us and support us and our daughter, Carleigh.
I had Deirdre from Dee’s Tees design our shirts again for the 3rd year. She always does a great job. Although, Anthony informed me that next year his friend’s family member is gonna do it because they can do it cheaper. Whatever! As long as we get shirts I don’t care!
This year I actually came up with the design myself instead of throwing out some ideas and Deirdre designing it. I think it really turned out good! I also put the names of babies who were born too early or gone too soon on the back of the shirt. I put a request on Carleigh’s blog and on FB for names so those moms who requested had their baby/babies’ names put on the shirt. Plus I had a few extra spaces to fill so I put in a few names myself.
We had a good sized team this year just like last year but the big difference this year was the weather. Last year it rained but this year it was warm and sunny and just beautiful! (Later it ended up raining but I was so happy it held off for our walk.)
Our walk was a 3 mile walk and we started at the First Presbyterian Church. We had a great route that took us by Lake Cascade (old quarry that filled with ground water).
Kyndra and my niece Audrey were together in a stroller pushed by my parents. My dad tipped the stroller several times and then Kyndra fell and scraped her face up, poor thing!
Lainey did very well during the walk. She took it all in for a bit and then ended up falling asleep. I mostly walked beside my friend, Jen, and Todd’s girlfriend, Megan.
My cousin Amber ran half of the walk and did a great job! I wish I could’ve run it but I’m afraid I’m not quite as in shape as I used to be. I really need to start exercising again and maybe next year I can run it.
They had a little bounce house that the kids loved jumping in. Kyndra had a blast in it and skipped the lunch after the walk to go in it.
Thanks to everyone who came and walked with us and thank you to everyone who donated to me for the walk-Lisette, Jessica, Trisha, Susan, Crystal, Sara, Angela, and Natasha.