This is Saxon, our energetic little man who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he was a week old. We gathered together many friends and family members and created Strides for Sax. Our mission is to raise money and create awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to find a cure for cf. This is all about Sax and our team's efforts for the cause. As of the creation of this blog, Saxon is 21 months old, has been hospitalized several times for pneumonia, and had undergone 3 surgeries since his first birthday.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Hottest Walk in Town!

Today was Kernal's Days.  Strides for Sax had a float in the "big" parade in the "big city" of Wells. (for those of you not from the area, Wells is pop. 2000 - lol!)  It was VERY hot out there.... the Tootsie Rolls and the chocolate roses were starting to MELT on us!  Here are some pictures of our signs and our float.  I know I still need to get the other pictures posted on here... Hoping to get to that this week!!

Our float w/Uncle Ward's Studebaker
Grammy riding on the float
Already advertising for next year!
Dallas and Abbey, my siblings, with Raine and Saxon,
and Opa in the background before the parade.

It was about 90 degrees when I checked the thermostat.  Missing from these pictures are Daddy, me, and Steph.  I'm sure we have some pictures of us around somewhere!!  We passed out our Chocolate Roses for Cystic Fibrosis, Tootsie Rolls, Mini Tootsie Pops, and CF Teddy Bears.  We handed out posters for the Poker Run too.  (Sounds like a lot of people are just waiting to see what the weather is going to do on if they're going to show up.)  We also came up with an idea for our next (July 3) float - sticking with the red, white, and blue patriotic theme, but making it 65 roses - artificial red white and blue roses!!  Something to think on a while....

After the parade, we didn't stick around Wells - we had to find a way to cool down - especially for the little man!!!  We hit the gas station for some cold beverages (but we DID drink water the whole parade route - Opa brought a cooler!!) and some electrolytes (Gatorade) for Sax, some salt for Scraps in the form of potato chips, and headed to the cabin.  Sax fell asleep on our way there!

The cabin turned out to be a GREAT call - Daddy sat on the deck with Opa while me and the kids took a dip in the pool to cool off!  It was Saxon's first time REALLY playing in the pool.  He didn't like the ear plugs, but realized he got to play more with them in.  I would put him up on the ladder, and he would jump to me, and I'd catch him after he hit the water.  A couple times I let him go under, and he giggled and loved it!  He didn't like when it was time to get out of the water though!!  If it would have been up to him, we would have stayed in there a LOT longer than we did!!

Well, Mommy's face is sunburnt and my legs ache, I'm tired, and the rest of my family is sleeping.... I think it's about time to join them...

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