Yesterday’s Heart Walk was another special memory maker. A fun group of friends gathered at Fess Parker’s resort to walk with us, the “Team Rudy” tent had a great view of the ocean and the weather couldn’t have been more gorgeous. All were happy and had a fun time except, of course, the birthday boy!! Last year, Rudy slept through the whole thing. This year, Rudy was set off by the cheering crowds at the start of the walk and didn’t really settle down at all until we finally got him to the tent (after about 2 1/2 miles), stripped him down to his diaper and laid him flat on a comfy blanket on the grass. Leave it to mom to plan a birthday celebration in the midst of 700 enthusiastic Heart Walk participants for a little half-heart who doesn’t like crowds! Ha Ha Oh well, after a quick nap, Rudy woke up happy and enjoyed the quieter celebration with friends who lingered awhile after the walk.
Thanks to so many of you, Team Rudy was ranked the #1 “Mom’s with Heart” fundraising team with a total of $10,486.00! Amazing!! Thank you all for your donations and prayers. Now it’s time to start another week that includes our first appointment with Dr. Woo (Rudy’s new pulmonologist) at UCLA bright and early tomorrow morning and the start of preschool on Tuesday! ‘Lots coming up…stay tuned 🙂
P.S. Thanks, Greg, for capturing the day in your trademark great pics!
9 thoughts on “Heart Walk 2011”
Great job, Team Rudy!! Very impressed with the private cheering section!
Glad to hear the walk went well! Happy birthday Rudy!
Another successful event! Congratulations, Team Rudy! These pictures brought back fond memories of last year when I was able to be with you. Okay, Rudy, I think next year you should ride on a hay wagon where you could lay down. That would lull you to sleep in no time.
Prayers for new beginnings this week!
Yeah – wish we could be there one year!
How awesome! What a beautiful day for a beautiful boy!!!
So glad it went well and you had great weather! We were thinking of you!
Glad you had fun! Wish I could have been there!
Great job team Rudy. Thank you, Lord for such a beautiful day!Olivia, thank you for the bookmark… it is fabulous. I think your Grandma Jo’s hay wagon idea is a good one. Blessings.