This was the scene in Syracuse Saturday morning. It was the Turkey Trot 5K race to raise money for Chloe's Sunshine Playground.
That is Chloe and daddy Oby in front there. Papa and I are still back in the building trying to register. I didn't know they would not take checks and even with Papa trying to use his powers of persuasion with statements such as "You mean even though we are Chloe's grandparents and OUR check is good, you won't take it." We were out of luck. We walk ran the race anyway.
Chloe was just happy to be there. Luckily the rain did not arrive until the race was over.
She giggled the whole way. I know this from her father since Papa and I were not able to get going until 5 minutes after the race had started. We were walking fast to try and at least keep up. I knew a few minutes into it that my bum knee which had been feeling pretty good lately was going to be a problem. I started to slowly jog here and there because it actually felt better than walking. I used to run 5 miles a day. What has happened to me?
Anyway, we crossed the finish line after a very quick 53 minutes. What a joke. Well, at least we finished and we were not last.
I know that is hard to believe.
I was thrilled to see so many people there. Tara my DIL has been working very hard to raise money for this playground.
The city of Syracuse has been going all out to help her.
I don't know when they will be able to build but, I know they will.
This is Chloe and me after the race. The wind did not help either one of our hairdo's out one little bit.
Now you can also see why my brother's call me Phil (my dad) when I have on no make-up. Actually I look more like Phil's mother, my grandma Taylor.
I feel like an old grandma since I have barely been able to walk since Saturday.
Maybe it's time to go back and get this knee checked again.
It was fun to be there anyway. The community that surrounds my son and his little family could not be any sweeter and supportive.
Thank you to everyone.