Saturday, April 18, 2009

Show and Tell - Race for the Cure


Show and Tell
It is that time again.
Children mentioned and pictured.

Today was gorgeous here in Indiana - warm, bright, blue skies with white puffy clouds....and today was the Race for the Cure! We had a great time.

Race for the Cure benefits breast cancer research and treatment. The majority of the funds go to the area doing the benefit. We aren't quite at our goal, so if you feel like donating to a great cause, there is a link on the right side bar.


We ended up walking in the 1 mile family walk because Nadie was afraid that the Zerker would get too hot in the ergo.baby.carrier for 3.1 miles. They said we couldn't use strollers on the 5K. So we just walked the one mile. It was very fun. So much that when I suggested we go to an uber expensive restaurant for lunch, and Nadie asked if we won the lottery, I said that I felt like I did - not monetarily, but love-wise - yes - with him and the Zerker....

um...that was kind of rambly...here is a video(i have great transitions)...



(sorry for the shaky camera - I don't usually walk and tape at the same time and I pretty much suck anyways :-) )


I have decided to embrace this as my year of Pink. I have been against pink for quite some time. I never really gave pink a chance. I thought - 'Pink is a stereotype for girlie things - and girlie things make you weak - so no pink for me or my baby'...now? not so much. I bought a pair of shoes for me with pink in them. I am learning that Pink can be empowering. And Girls are girlie, but that doesn't make them weak! I can be girlie too....and I can still be strong.

After the walk the Zerker was very tired!



We went to Shapiro's Deli for some yummy food. I have dreams about their tangy german potato salad....

Go see what the rest of the class is sharing!

8 comments:

Kristin said...

"I am learning that Pink can be empowering. And Girls are girlie, but that doesn't make them weak! I can be girlie too....and I can still be strong."

I really like that!

Mrs. Gamgee said...

I got goosebumps reading that line... girlie and strong... the two are most certainly not mutually exclusive.

Parenthood For Me said...

He is sooooo cute. I just painted a bedroom a VERY light color of pink. It was an experiment but the room makes me smile.

WiseGuy said...

Lovely day for a lovely cause!

Glad that you had fun with it!

infertilityrocks said...

What a wonderful day it sounds like. I get the shying away from pink, especially when it seems like all little girl clothes only come in that color. But it's also true that little boy clothes only come in blue. I would jump for joy to find an outfit in red, green or aqua!

Cara said...

What a wonderful thing you did! We are preparing for our first awareness walk for pregnancy and infant loss and I'm sooooo excited - and overwhelmed - but mostly excited.

Our color is a pale lilac - and the 'men' are flat out refusing to wear the shirts. Maybe I should send them your way...if pink can be enlightening then light purple should hold some sense of manliness, right?

Awesome show and tell.

Taylor said...

What a wondeful cause, good for you.

I love the pink comment - very true!

Beautiful Mess said...

I'm glad you all had so much fun! I love pink, it makes me feel powerful AND girlie. I'm a huge supporter of breast cancer. Love the videos, too cute!