Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Race Day

On Sunday, September 12th, Rexy got up super early to take a train to the start line of the Chicago Half-Marathon. Later that morning the kids and I took a cab from our hotel to the finish line to meet up with Rex. There was tons of congestion and great difficulty finding anywhere to park so driving wasn't a very good option. This was the kids first cab ride and first time to ride in a car without a car seat. I, the carseat Nazi, wasn't too comfortable with that but we really didn't have much choice. I couldn't exactly carry around both carseats and push the stroller once we were there.Ruby looked like such a city chic in the cab with her hat and fresh squeezed blackberry lemonade.
Waiting for Daddy at the finish line.
Great job, Rexy! We can't thank all of you enough for the near $5000 that you donated in support of our son and Cure JM. We're completely overwhelmed and humbled by your love and generosity.

After the race we took a train back downtown to our hotel which was yet another first for the kids. Too bad it was hot and jam-packed. We stood in the (my mind has drawn a blank as to what you call that) middle galley part and weren't actually in a train car.
While Daddy showered, the kids and I walked down the street
for lunch at Rainforest Cafe and then to American Girl and the Disney Store. I love being in a big city where you can walk to restaurants and shopping, but a few days of it were plenty for me......
Thank you again, family and friends, for your support. We love you all!!