Saturday, December 3, 2011

Buddy Walk 2011

What a day!  We left the house around 7:30 to head down to Minute Maid Park for Houston's Buddy Walk.  Getting out of the house at that time was surprisingly easy...the girls both slept in a while so we had a chance to have ourselves completely ready to go before they even got up.  Once they were both awake, they immediately got dressed, played around in the house for a few minutes while drinking their morning milk (Mommy and Daddy had their morning coffee, of course!), then it was time to get in the van and head on our way.  The girls enjoyed watching Frosty the Snowman on the way and ate a breakfast of dry cereal.

We ended up getting to the parking lot at the stadium shortly after 8:00, maybe 8:15ish.  We met up with friends of ours in the parking lot and headed over to the meeting place for the walk shortly after.  The walk officially began at 9:00 so we had time to enjoy playing in the lot for a while.  Maddie was over the moon with excitement when she got to see Mickey and Minnie Mouse!!  Sadie was happy, well, I'll say "cautiously happy" to see Elmo.  She LOVES Elmo but seeing him in person and giant-sized was a lot for her little 15 month-old self to take in!  Mommy and Daddy were just happy the girls were having a good time, and we were SUPER happy for the PERFECT weather!  It was in the mid-60's to low 70's all day.  We were perfectly comfortable for the walk because there was a gorgeous breeze blowing with the sun shining the perfect amount.  Seriously, we couldn't have asked for a better day!!

So, I'll tell you a little about the little guy we were walking to support today.  Little Luke was born 18 months ago today!  His mom and I met through a playgroup and have known each other for just a little over two years.  We hit it off from the beginning and have always gotten along, although we haven't had all the time in the world to get together!!  It's been such a blessing knowing this family and getting to know sweet little Luke!  He has two big brothers, Jacob (6) and Brian (soon-to-be-5) who absolutely adore him and protect him already!  They're a great family, raising three incredible little guys.  It was our honor to support them and walk as part of team "Luke's Skywalkers". 

Here are some pictures from the day!

Meeting Elmo 

 All the kids in their Star Wars capes!

 The team banner

 Can you see the excitement in Maddie??  She LOVES Mickey and Minnie!

 The whole fam!

 My littlest Jedi

 Daddy and Maddie at Minute Maid

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