Saturday, October 1, 2011

October 1, 2011


Twin Cities marathon weekend! Patrick isn't running the marathon due to a painful hamstring, but he was able to run with Charlotte in her first Toddler Trot!

But first, an adorable picture of Charlotte from the morning of the race. She pulled out this quilt and requested to be covered up by saying "cover!" and running to the rug and laying down.


This is the quilt I made Charlotte while she was in the NICU. The March of Dimes has a staff person at the NICU who planned activities for parents and quilt making was one of the best because it gave me something to do at Charlotte's bedside. I also got to imagine with the other moms that one day our toddlers would cuddle up with the quilts we were making, and now I feel very blessed that it's a reality.

We had a great time at the Twin Cities Family events this morning watching Charlotte run her first race, the Toddler Trot.

Go, Charlotte, Go!

Proud Daddy with Charlotte and her medal. She loves wearing Patrick's medals around the house, and she's excited to now have her very own.

Charlotte had a big cheering section this morning: Grandma and Grandpa Russell, Grandma and Grandpa Distad, and Uncle Dan (and of course mom and dad).

We don't have many pictures of the three of us, so a special thanks to Sonja Decker for taking this one after the race.

How sweet is this photo? We were happy to run into Sonja, Kira, and Evan after the races, and Charlotte loved playing with Evan.

Just in the last few weeks we've noticed that Charlotte has become very interested in playing with other kids. Tonight at the playground she was ecstatic when other kids arrived at the park and goodbyes lasted until we were out of sight of the park. So fun!

Good luck to all the marathoners tomorrow, we'll be cheering!

3 comments on "October 1, 2011"

Mary Hickey said...

So nice to see you all doing so well and very happy!! Enjoy the beautiful fall and your darling Charlotte!!

Anonymous said...

Charlottes first race, she is a winner. Heal Fast Patrick.

Love You,
Leona and Duluth Fans

Reese's mama on July 22, 2012 at 6:02 AM said...

The quilt picture and background story are beautiful. What a treat it must be to see Charlotte snuggling with it. Warmed my heart.

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