We had our March for Babies Walk this past Saturday in Phoenix. The weather was nice with just the right amount of wind. We arrived a few minutes after the walk started which was good for us as it allows for the teams to fan out a bit. We took just one detour as D and T were starting to complain about their legs hurting. We took a few mini breaks as we turned corners. They did really well! It was going to be a busy day for sure. We had a Spring Horse Show a few hours after the walk, so we were trying not to push them too hard. I made a new flower for Naethyn in the memory garden and saw a few familiar FTC faces. It was a very special morning. I was also able to squeeze another year out of our family team t-shirts, barely. Last week, we all went to this place called Butterfly Wonderland. In the gift shoppe, I found these ShWings for the boys' shoes. I thought they'd be kind of cute for the walk.
We finished the walk, drove home to change, and headed to Cave Creek, AZ for the Spring Round Up. Each kiddo had three events: equitation, pleasure, and trail (I think). It was about a 45-minute wait when we arrived, so we had some light snacks. It was really starting to get WARM around noon and so many of us were hiding under these little pockets of shade. D's usual horse, Marley, was acting up that morning so he switched to Rico. Another little one was riding Bree, so T switched to Nova, a much larger horse. We were there for 5 hours! The boys had about a 2-hour wait for their last rides and it was now getting hot! The concessions were all gone by this point and we just tried to keep the kids occupied and cool as best we could. I am proud of both of them for their patience. We debated waiting around for all of the results, but figured we had waited this long, let's wait some more. They passed out some ribbons, but are going to deliver the trophies at the next riding session. D got 1st place, 2nd, and 4th. T placed 2nd and 4th place twice. D is so excited to get his first trophy! I saw them a few weeks ago in the office and they are huge!
Speaking of huge, my boys are growing up! They are nearly the same height. I've had three people ask me this month, "Are they twins?" And when we went to that Butterfly place last week, they thought we were a group of 5 at check-in. Thought they saw someone else with us! At the restaurant we went to afterwards, our server gave us 5 menus as she too thought there were 5 in our party! My husband and I just looked at each other. Can people see our angel? Do we act like we are waiting for someone else? It was just a bit overwhelming, but I suppose there will be many more moments like this. It's probably his way of telling us that he's here and we just sigh and smile.
One quick pic before the walk.
Hoping they'll always stay good friends:)
March for Babies Walk 2014
Maybe taking some time to think about his angel brother.
T waiting patiently on Nova.
T said, "Nova goes fast!"
D waiting patiently on Rico.
I think this is the ride that won D 1st place:)
Glad to hear that the walk went well, Lindsay! Certainly sounds like a long day with the horse show too - but definitely a meaningful one.
How amazing about the comments regarding there being 5 of you!
Such precious pictures of your boys!
Lots of love to you,
Sounds like you had a busy but good day with your family. glad the walk went wall and love the pics. =)
Your boys are beautiful. Sounds like a hectic schedule...hectic but such a blessing. I love the T-shirts. Glad you guys could do the walk...I couldn't get it together this year. I love the pictures of your boys together. Great job!
Hi Lindsay, nice pictures of the walk and of the kids. Sounds like a busy day -- but one well worth it. I got the chills when you mentioned that several individuals asked if you were a party of 5. Wow. Naethyn was definitely with all of you that day.
I can't believe how big the boys are getting!!! Time is passing so fast!
Beautiful pictures! Your boys are so cute!
Glad you had such wonderful weather for the walk. I start getting a bit nervous as Saturday approaches and we have some rain forecast. The boys look so adorable, I can't believe how big they are getting. I also love the memorial garden. So precious.
LOVE YOU!!!! Just stopping by to say hello.
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