BUDDY WALK 2008!
Team Peter Bear
Well, today was the BUDDY WALK and it was wonderful!! I was a little worried because the forecast called for clouds, fog and cooler temperatures in the morning. However, the sky was clear, a light breeze and warm temperatures - perfect for the walk!! There were tons of people and lots of activities. As a family we had been looking forward to the walk....of course, my kids really were looking forward to the activities and games - and they made out with quite the loot!
We were so excited to have friends join us. Last year Mindy joined us 5 months pregnant! She weathered the blazing heat while helping out with the boys. This year her husband Adam joined us as well as their little boy Thad! We were also joined by Paul and Lisa Roach and their four beautiful kids. Jack was beyond excited as he loves playing with their son John Paul....whom Jack called "Grand Paul" for a very long time! As we wrapped up the walk we were met my our friend Keith Dawson and his daughter Heather - they came all the way down from Denver to meet Peter! We also ran into several families we've met over the last year - and some folks we had only met through e-mail. So that was very exciting!
Thad, Adam & Mindy Younger with sleepy Peter and me
Peter had a good time. He was sleepy this morning - I think the teething is wearing him out. So he slept part of the walk, but enjoyed the second half! On the walk they had posters of the different kids with a little about them. We were so excited when we ran into Peter's sign around the 1 mile marker....I had not told the kids what I put in the submission - so they were excited to be mentioned in it. Thank you so much to all who donated to TEAM PETER BEAR!
To show how God blessed the walk today, the weather was perfect until we got home. The dark clouds appeared and we got some rain. The clouds were spectacular - the colors and shapes formed in such a way that I had never seen before. We were so in awe we stood out and took pictures until the rain drops fell!
To wrap up a wonderful day we enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the McHenry's. Wendy and Dave's daughter Sarah has DS. She is almost 18 and a senior in high school. She is a remarkable young lady - and big fan of the Jonas Brothers! It was a relaxing evening and so much what I needed - nice wine, good dinner and great conversation!
On a completely different note....Peter's teething is wearing him out - but he is showing some results for all his hard work - Peter now has one big front tooth! The second front top tooth looks like it is almost through - so we should have a toothy smile soon. He's also working on other teeth - his poor gums have become so swollen. The odd side effect is that he is now enjoying gumming food....so we hope that his enjoyment of gumming food will allow us to start moving away from puree food.