Wednesday, May 2, 2012

March for Babies 2012 | I was on the news!

We raised $1255.00 for babies! Thank you so much for everyone who donated and who came out to walk with me, even though it was a chilly April morning. I woke up bright and early at 6:30 that morning and was ready to go! I made it the entire car ride and all of the pre-walk registration/music/announcements, etc. without falling asleep, but couldn't make it to the start of the walk. I slept until we were about halfway done walking before waking up to find out that I had been filmed for the news! I must have been really tired because I was falling forward in my stroller and had a big television camera on me for several minutes (or so I'm told!). Grandmommy was filmed for the news too talking about me. And I missed the entire thing! I'm so glad Mommy and Daddy recorded the news that night so I could watch it back:

They took me out of my stroller and let me walk over the finish line (holding Mommy and Daddy's hands). Everyone was looking at me and smiling! Even people I didn't know!

Afterwards, we went to a local park to grill hamburgers and hotdogs. I had a big bottle (I was parched from all that walking riding!), and some food and then took a ride in the wagon that Grandpa refinished for me. It had been a long day and I was exhausted!

A special thanks to my 'Auntie' Katie for taking amazing pictures:

Grandma, Grandaddy, Daddy, Jenny, Mommy, me, Grandmommy, Uncle Chad, Amy, Jackson
((c) Katie Foster Photography)

Before the walk ((c) Katie Foster Photography)

Everybody's shoes, including mine in the middle! ((c) Katie Foster Photography)

Grandmommy on the news!

Me on the news! What a waste of my 15 seconds of fame! They didn't even get to see my smile!

Walking over the finish line!!! ((c) Katie Foster Photography)

1 comment:

  1. Awww, Shay. What a great day that must have been for all of you. I didn't realize you were having a team and shirts. (I love your slogan.)That picture of you with your mommy and daddy walking across the finish line brought tears to my eyes. Don't worry, though. I wiped them away before Bruce noticed. Next year be sure to stay awake for the tv cameras.