Saturday, December 4, 2010

Jingle all the way...

Kyleigh ruled over us all this morning...all 22 of us! Family (an aunt, an uncle, two aunt-in-laws, an uncle-in-law, three cousins and a cousin-in-law, Babu, her brother and her parents), friends...all braved the frigid early morning and joined us on the National Arthritis Foundation's annual Jingle Bell 5k Run/Walk.

I tie-dyed t-shirts for all of us...they were supposed to be blue but washed out a little to a delightful purple. Kyleigh was pleased...I drew a crown to put on her's. I numbered them...Kyleigh was number one and it went down the family line from there...and labeled the backs according our relationship to her (mine says "Mommy"). Not that anyone noticed as bundled as we all were!

(Thanks to my sister for the pictures! That's me in the goofy blue hat and gloves.)

The morning did warm up to somewhere around the 30's by the time we crossed the finish line. Sean, Donia (my sister) and I ran 16-year-old nephew smoked us all! Shuffling through the crowd slowed down our first mile...the hills slowed down the other two! But everyone finished and had a fantastic time!

No, she didn't quite get the fact that we were all out there for her. But one day she will.

And, yes...she wore a tutu and she didn't take it off until bath time.


randompawses said...

Woo-hoo! Congrats to all!!

Love the tutu!

Dori said...

Thanks, sweetie! I was given a hard time because I didn't make myself a tutu as well. :)

randompawses said...

Oh, Dori, that would have been absolutely priceless - both of you in pink tutus! LOL

Soozcat said...

You are tutu much, Dori. :)

Anita said...

When you say you all were out there for Kyleigh, does that mean she has a health issue? I hope not.

If she does, do you have a post in which you talk about it?