Yesterday we went to the “Zero Fatalities Safe Kids Fair“. Its basically a fun thing for kids to do to learn about being safe. Tori had a blast, got TONS of stuff, and they even had a few things for Charli!
Babies ‘R’ Us was one of the sponsors and put on a “Diaper Derby”. Little kids under 18 months could race, either crawling or walking, across the floor. So, we signed Charli up! They had 25 babies racing all together and they wered divided up into 5 seeds of 5 babies each racing together. Charli got 1st in her seed! Wooo hoooo! She was racing against 4 boys, so it was fairly humorous watching these little boys watch her go! Then, the top 5 babies raced together. The little boy that won 1st place was actually too old, so it was a little irritating cause his mom lied, but if she felt good about it, then thats great for them. They won a ton of stuff- a one month membership to gymboree and then everything else that 2nd, 3rd and 4th won as well! Charli got 4th, but in her defense, the stupid judge kept standing in her crawl path. He’d move and she’d stop and look up at him. It was really close between 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Charli won a bunch of coupons for an organic baby food line, funny cause she HATES baby food!
The best part for me though was Tori’s cheering. I was by myself with the girls, and every other person came with Grandma, Aunt, friend, etc etc… so, I had Tori sit at the other end and call Charli while she first started and after she got about half way down the mat I’d go to the other end with Tori and we’d scream for her to come! Tori had so much fun and she was so sweet. “C’mon Charli, go faster! You can do it! I love you Charli, C’MON CHARLI!!!!” It was so sweet. Dave’s siblings are all very supportive of Geoff(dave’s little brother, the baby of the family), and I admire that to a certain extent.
My siblings were never very supportive of each other and I’m so glad that Tori is already getting a taste of what its like to be sincerely excited for your sibling. I can’t wait till Charli and I can go and cheer Tori on at soccer, or gymnastics, or dance, or whatever she wants to try. Growing up, we also weren’t in a lot of things. I played piano for a while, but the only sports I remember playing were softball and soccer- I played each for one year in the community and then a half a year of softball in middle school. Dave and I have decided that the girls can try whatever they want, and if they turn out to not like it, thats ok too.
When Charli won, Tori was just elated. Jumping up and down telling her she won, and Charli just giggled away. Again, I’m reminded of how lucky I am to have my sweet little girls. They are so much fun, and even though I feel I am on the edge of losing my mind most days, I wouldn’t have it any other way!