On May 8, 2010, we completed our second March of Dimes March for Babies. It was where 5 Torres’ met 3.2 miles, and we all survived. For the most part.
The view of the crowd walking towards the Capitol
This year we raised $335! That’s $35 more than my goal, and $60 more than we raised last year! Team AMOM (Austin Mothers of Multiples) raised over $11,000!!!! Awesome!
The walk was long, but nice, getting to take over the streets of downtown Austin, circle around the Capitol building, and enjoy the cool, breezy, overcast day. Once again we saw many teams who were marching for someone special. This year’s walker that stood out to me was a girl my age who had on the back of her shirt, “1978 NICU survivor.” 1978! I think about all of the advances that have been made just in the last few years and wonder what it was like back then. But I was very glad that organizations like the March of Dimes made it to where she and so many others got to march with us. Here are some photos of the event!
We revived last year’s “Early Bird Club” design and put it on some adorable tank tops. Too bad it was too cool for them take their jackets off for very long.
This is how we roll. Yes, that’s Baby Zoe snuggled in that pouch
She had the best seat in the house.
We decided to let them out of the stroller for a bit. Worst. Idea. Ever.
*sigh* Marching for Babies is hard work!
We can’t wait to march again next year. But to wind up this year, here is a list of our star supporters.
The Hamer Family (aka Grandpa and Nana)
The Tankersley Family (aka Grandma and Aunt Jessica)
The Wallace Family (aka Mimi and Pop)
The Anselmo Family (my former boss and super cool lady)
The Beach Family (my former coworker and another super cool lady)
The Cashman Family (our excellent friends…or is it Cashmen?)
The Mussey Family (more excellent friends)
Doreene Hansen (our favorite Iowan aunt)
Amanda Munn (she put us over the $300 threshold!)