Monday, April 30, 2007

These Shoes Are Made for Walking...

...and that's just what they did!
Newport Beach, California, April 29, 2007... March of Dimes Walkamerica!

Crossed under this archway twice. 5.5 miles.
I had forgotten how emotional an experience this walk can be. Many of the teams wear t-shirts commemorating babies who were born too soon--some of whom are there on the walk, and some of whom didn't make it. The whole last mile is given over to signs "in honor of" or "in memory of." Our family was lucky--our little premie-girl is strong and healthy today, with only a few after-effects of her early arrival.
Many babies aren't that lucky. So walking to raise funds for research is very important.
The Grandcarrot went on his first MOD walk, accompanied by Mom and Auntie L--she's really his great-aunt, but we just say she's a Great Aunt!
The boy enjoyed his outing. I think there were a couple of pictures taken of Memere walking and knitting, but so far they haven't been sent to me. If and when they are, I'll share them.
Yeah, I was able to walk and knit for most of the first mile and a half. Then we hit a bit of "heavy mist" and I couldn't manipulate the fuzzy yarn on the bamboo needles when they both got wet.
But, I got my ribbon:
The gardenia? Well, that certainly smells a lot better than I did at the end of the walk!

Cherub's got teeth! Happy Garrett shows off his new biters--I tried to get a picture of the restaurant where we celebrated his daddy's birthday, but it didn't come out well. Let's just say we "Thai'd" one on!
Mondays are for knitting in Montrose. Dim Sum Mary tried her Elf socks on little Mac, who came with his mom, Sadly Blogless Beth, for some knitting and "baby talk." Both Knit Devil and I were chugging away on our Challenge CPHs--poor KD has yarn burns on her fingers from knitting so fast and furiously. Watch out, LMM! The stakes are high!
Simon says, can we just stop talking now and get some sleep?
He's been keeping my laptop bag warm...and decorating it with artistic swirls of white tummy fur.


Debbi said...

Woo hoo to you! And to the little guy, too. Great pics; sounds like a wonderful day.

mary said...

Babies on your blog are the best, even the fur baby! Hurray for your walk.

jillian said...


Man, wish I could be ther Mondays too.

Madge said...

Great post full of all sorts of fun. :)

Congrats again to you and your family on finishing the MOD walk!

And the GC has teeth. Whoa. He's growing by leaps and bounds. The photo of Mary-Mac is adorable, too.

*scritches to the fur babies*

P.S. Are your sleeves done yet?!

Sheepish Annie said...

Nice job on the walk. What a great cause! And those baby teeth? Tooooooo cute!

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