Saturday, March 8, 2008

Snow, and New Friends

It snowed!!! We woke up this morning to snow on the ground. It wasn't much, but it was Sarah and Abby's first time to see snow, and they were so excited! I think they were surprised that it was cold and wet - they ran out and wanted to build a snowman, but then they touched it and didn't like their cold hands! Abby really enjoyed being outside in it, though. She played on the trampoline for a long time and caught some snowflakes on her tongue.

After we warmed up a bit, we got ready for our new friends. We were supposed to go to an Easter egg hunt with a group of pre-kindergarteners at DVES. It was at 10:00 in a local park, and all I could think about was how cold it was going to be, and how miserable we would all feel, and how quickly we'd try to leave! So, I decided to invite everyone to our house to mingle indoors, heading out only for the egg hunt. It was an ambitious plan, because I don't know many people in the group, plus we were expecting about 25 kids. But, I figured it would all work out, and it did! We had a blast, and made lots of new friends. What a great group of kids and mommies!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Walk for UAB Transplant Games

Today we went downtown and walked to raise money to support the UAB Transplant Olympic Team. It was fun - they had music, and the girls got face tattoos, and there were lots of doggies to pet. Plus we saw our new friends Stephanie and Kevin from Trinity UMC. The walk was a mile, and we didn't take a stroller, so I was a little worried about S&A being able to do it. But they made it! There was a bit of whining about it being too long, and feet hurting, and being tired, etc., but they made it and they were very proud of themselves. They got medals and t-shirts so all was good. I'd like to think that this will be the first of many races/walks for us, but we'll see.
Tonight we went to the Wallace's house for dinner. P & I love Carrie and Stephen, and S&A love their kids Lauren, Clayton, and Catherine. So it was fun.