Sunday, June 14, 2009

2009 Halifax Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

We went to the 2009 Halifax Walk for Muscular Dystrophy yesterday (Saturday June, 13). We have been wanting to go to an MDA function now for quite some time. It always seemed like there wasn't the opportunity in the past or Kaitlyn was sick. This time everyone was healthy, we had a good day to go, and we all had a great time.
It's nice to be able to show our support to such a wonderful organisation. Kaitlyn's picture was in the 2009 brochure for the Walk this year. It was a lovely honour and we were glad to be able to join them. Tim was able to raise a little money through sponsors for the Walk. Friends of ours donated both monetarily and of their time for the occasion. We were glad for the company! Thanks Dave, Amanda, Ryan and Emily! Tim and I would like to thank everyone else who sponsored our family for the Walk. It means a lot to us to be able to give back a little of the money that has been provided for Kaitlyn by MDA to buy essential medical equipment! As always we are grateful for the support!!

The boys and Kaitlyn had a good time. The Walk was led by the 33rd Halifax Pipes and Drums. They are a marching band and the kids LOVED the loud music! The band led us down the Halifax boardwalk along the waterfront. After the walk the kids all played at a playground on the waterfront. Fun was had by all!

When we got home we noticed something awful! Kaitlyn has sunburn!!! I felt awful. She has such fair sensitive skin. We put sunscreen on the kids, but I meant to pack the sunscreen and put on a nice thick coat just after we got there. Well the sunscreen got left at home! Poor Kaitlyn paid the price. We didn't have the canopy up on her stroller because Kaitlyn likes to see EVERYTHING and the weather was overcast most of the afternoon so we really didn't think anything about sunburns!!! The kids were in fleece coats most of the day too. It was nice, but not hot!

Some pictures from our day:
The kids on the board walk.

33rd Halifax Pipes and Drums
Kaitlyn getting her T-shirt for the walk.
Kaitlyn telling me something...she talked continuously while we were out. She was in a reall good mood. The breeze was blowing and she just LOVES the wind!!
33rd Halifax Pipes and Drums lining up for the Walk.
Photo opportunity after the walk!! SAD but I think this may be the very first family photo we have ever had taken!!!
Kaitlyn's sunburn!!!


Spinal Muscular Atrophy - Shira Fisher said...

Yeah Kaitlyn! It's great to see your blog! We'll be reading and keeping up with your adventures. Say hello to your mommy and daddy!

jennifer G said...

Oh sweet Kaitlyn, Jacob has tiger stripes too, but on his arms from Kinesio tape during swimming! You guys looked great Kim! I'm going to give you a call, hopefully this week, as soon as I have recovered from this party!