Monday, May 11, 2009

Race For the Cure

My mom, my cousin Barbara, Lizzy, Rachel and I did the Susan Komen Race for the Cure (for Breast Cancer research) on Saturday. It was wild - so crowded! I guess about 18,000 people showed up. It was really fun. People with strollers had to line up at the back, so we were stuck behind so many people, it was really a "leisurely stroll for the cure" as my mom put it! It's a 5 K race, 3.2 miles, and it took us 1 hour 7 minutes to complete because of having to go slow due to the crowd. It was neat to see all the people with their crazy T-shirts "Save the Ta-Tas!" "Squeeze 'em to save 'em!" etc., and a guy in a full pink leotard... scary!

In other news, Rachel has turned 9 months old. She is crawling everywhere, into everything, and pulling herself up on furniture. Her top 2 teeth have poked through, too! She was 16 pounds 10 ounces at her doctor's appointment, putting her at about 10th percentile. She's so fun, and so cute!

We've also been having lots of fun with my new jogging stroller (as seen in the Race picture). The girls and I go out for a run every day at the park by my house. The other day when we were out on our run, I saw Lizzy take Rachel's hand through the little window in the canopy, and she said, "I love you, Rachel, I love you!" It was so sweet! They held hands for most of the ride.


Heather S. said...

My 6 month old weighs more than Rachel. That's too funny!

Val said...

Sounds like a fun race. I have always wanted to walk that one.

Aren't the kids so cute at that age. They are growing so fast. We need to get together as soon as this busy month is over!