Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Making Stides Against Breast Cancer

Don't mind the fat lady in these pictures, she just had to be in them to claim the kids. So I went with a couple of ladies that are in my ward last Saturday to be apart of the annual Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K in downtown Tampa. I look a little rough too, if you can't tell. I had to get up at 6 in the morning to get everyone ready for the day. And that's VERY early for this prego woman. What a great and fun experience I had. I've known a few very close people in my life that have been affected by Breast Cancer and I dedicated my walk to them. I love them dearly and wanted to let them know how much I appreciate them and all that they've done in life. They are amazing women and I pray that one day there will be a cure for this disease that effect so many other women around the world. I was able to take the kids with me and they had a blast riding in the pink parade! Owen did so well riding his bike the whole time and never ran into anyone. There were so many people that showed and walked for the cause, it was wonderful. I do have to say that one of my favorite parts was walking next to some women that were very out spoken whenever they saw a guy running by with his shirt off. I couldn't help but laugh.
Kate and Alex loved being pushed around the whole time with all the drinks, treats and toys they could fit inside the stroller with them. There were several groups of people scattered throughout the walk that would cheer for all the people and the kids thought that they had shown up just for them. It was so cute. This walk also got me a little excited to maybe try a marathon one day, when I'm not pregnant. And that will happen! Me not being pregnant again I mean. And we finished! I just want to say how grateful I am for my TA TAS and pray that all of you and being careful and checking yourself every month. Breast Cancer is spreading fast and starting at an earlier age these days and you can never be too careful. If you catch it at its earliest stage you have a 99% chance of overcoming this type of cancer. I love you all and please remember those who have been affected by this disease. Let them know that you love them and support them.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Our Tampa Bay Aquarium Visit

I know that I've been majorly slacking on my blog, so I've got a few new posts that I'll do over the next few days to try and catch up. At the end of September, REALLY SLACKING, I decided to take Owen out of school and take the kids to the aquarium in downtown Tampa. They had sooo much fun. We went with some friends who had passes to the MOSI Museum and they got us in for free!! Thanks again Britt! Here are a couple of pictures of Owen and Alex petting the Sting Rays. Kate didn't want to touch them because the water was too cold and they were slimey.

A lot of these animals we see everyday since we live in Florida, but there are a few that got the kids really excited.

So I'm not the greatest photographer, sorry about the flash in the window. Here are the kids standing in front of one of the large tanks.

I got hungry after seeing this one, I just needed some garlic butter to go with it.

Owen and Alex are feeling the different kinds of starfish that live in the ocean. They decided to name the pink one Patrick. Sound familiar?

Kate didn't want to touch them either, so she hid in the conch shells instead.

This one was my favorite. It's called the Dragon Seahorse.