Monday, September 22, 2008

Terry Fox Walk

Two weekends ago was the Terry Fox walk. Hundreds of people walking, running, biking and roller blading along the lake to raise money for this wonderful charity. What could be better than that?

The coolest parts of the day:
1. Watching Isabelle walk over half of the 5k route. She climbed in and out of the stroller on her own time, she is showing such signs of independence these days. She loved to walk right along the middle line, giggling and running and wanting us to chase her.
2. Getting to see Owen on his scooter, liking being the first in our group…being first is very big for him right now and on the scooter he could ensure that he was up front…leading the pack. Then when he had had enough, he would have a ride in the wagon and rest a while.
3. It was inspiring to see how many people came out for the event, young and old, families and individuals….simply wonderful.
4. At one point the kids were climbing on some rocks and Owen found a snail in a puddle of water…he rescued it and put it on the lawn. Then he and Isabelle searched for more snails to rescue. Later we found a caterpillar on the path that needed rescuing and some ladybugs and worms. I love that the kids have compassion for these small creatures.

There were breaks on the benches, sips of Gatorade and lots of fun! We are looking forward to next years walk already.

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