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!
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