Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Walk in the Park

It was a beautiful day to go for a walk with 43,000 of our closest friends (if you count the baseball fan community that is). As Sophie has doctors (or 'ologists) that she sees on a semi-regular basis at St. Louis Children's Hospital, we're in the loop on the activities of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis (DSAGL). We bought our tickets months ago to participate in DSAGL's A Walk in the Park.

After living in Madison, WI for years, we had become big Brewer's fans. However, Pujols is a SUPERSTAR, not only for his talent in baseball, but for his work in the DS community (he has a daughter with DS). So, the kids and I wore red and Mark wore blue.

Earlier I had received our Walk in the Park tickets and t-shirts and discovered that they sent us 2 very large shirts by mistake. They let us keep them and sent us 2 correct sizes. The smallest kid's size was too big, even for Alexander, so it wouldn't work for Helena and Soph was swimming in hers. I didn't want to sew and I had these 2 extra large shirts so I decided to try and make no-sew-tie baby lap blankets for the girls. They were super easy to make and turned out great. They were a huge hit at the Walk and I was stopped a zillion times about them.

In the morning we headed to Busch Stadium for the pregame DSAGSL pep rally. It was led by an energetic DJ that got us all pumped up. After the pep rally, our wrist bands got us onto the warning track. We did a couple of laps, snapping a zillion photographs. Seriously, we could have sneezed on the field, as we were right THERE!

Our seats were with our good friends RK, Braska and fam, which was so fun. We even got to see Adrienne and Russell (who sported a mohawk, before the game!) Unfortunately the day felt colder as it went on and we got quite a bit of wind. That's not a big problem for me, but for Soph, who is especially sensitive to temperature fluctuations, it was not ideal.

Afterwards, we came back to the hotel for a brief nap, pizza, a dip in the pool (Helena's 1st swim), and baths. It's time to hit the sack like Mark and the kids did long ago.


Anonymous said...

love, Love, LOVE the picture of M sleeping with the kids!!!! That has to be one of my all time favorites!!! lots of love to you and yours, the prairie

JRS said...

THE PRAIRIE- Me too. Love you guys.