Earlier this month Team Slap participated once again in the charity walk for the local food pantry. It's one of the ways we try and give back to the community, and it's become an annual tradition.
The night before I took the kids to the store and allowed them to each buy five dollars worth of food to donate, in addition to our cash gift.
Early the next morning, under a cloudy sky threatening rain, we met up with friends at the Community Center.
Grace's friend Nick walked with us, and very kindly offered his condolences on the loss of Jaspare.
And then we were off, sticking to the longer 3 mile course. The organizers claim it's only 2.6 miles, but even the map they hand out betrays that white lie.
For the second year my friend Tre and his family joined us!
Smiley spent much of the walk watching over my Godson. Cutest moment of the day: seeing the two of them skip, hand in hand, near the end of the walk.
Alas, the skies broke open near the start of the walk and we spent the majority of it wading, undeterred, through a big rainstorm.
Afterwards, soaked to the bone, we (well, everyone but me) dined on ice cream at the community center before walking home.
I look forward to participating again next year, and hope to enlist even more people into joining us!