|Had to hit the playground first of course - isn't this the coolest slide!|
Friday, October 18, 2013
Buddy Walk 2013
It is our 7th year doing the Buddy Walk - it is unbelievable to say that but it is true and we have the t-shirts to prove it! This year was a little different that previous years, it didn't have the hype we've added in previous years. A lot of that is due to me - I just let it sneak up on me. The result was a very little team and not much money raised (under $500 :-(). I'm disappointed in myself but I guess it is to be expected that some years you just can't commit as much as others because life just gets in the way. The girls also had a different take on it this year - we went from both of them asking "when is the buddy walk" to saying "I don't want to go". Cate had to miss a girl scout outing and Lucy her school's fall festival - neither one was happy about it right up until the day of, when they started to accept I wasn't giving them a choice. As usual once we arrived they changed attitudes and got into the spirit of the event. There is just a huge feeling a joy at this event every year - you can't help but smile. The weather was absolutely perfect, we ate the great food, the girls danced to the music and played on the bouncy houses. I forgot to take my camera even though my best shots of Cate (including the blog header) have been from past walks. But at least I have cell phone shots to show just how much we enjoyed this years buddy walk - and next year I'm going to be way more on the ball!