When Eva was hospitalized she had to stay 5 hours away from home. Ronald McDonald House was there for us with a home away from home.
For the past few weeks we have been organizing a bike parade, to raise money for Ronald McDonald House, in Eva's honour.
Today was the day!
So many people came out with their decorated bikes and their smiles and support. It was so amazing to see.
A couple of bikes stood out in particular, for me. One ridden by our pastor and one ridden by a friend's little girl. Abigail's bike had a picture of Eva on the front to decorate her bike. The only time this morning where tears came to my eyes was when I saw that little picture. I wish so much my own little girl could have been riding today too.
Pastor Brian`s bike was a hit with all the kids (and grown ups).
Abigail and her bike.
Mike`s dad spent alot of time with the grandkids while we were getting ready!
Oma helped out too, and enjoyed some coffee, thanks to Dale`s thoughtfulness.
Water was donated by Co-op Marketplace.
Diamond Willow Restaurant donated 300 hot dogs and buns, and a chef to cook them up!
Here`s the chef just waiting for the crowds...
Butterfly, the therapeutic clown from our local hospital came out with her cotton candy machine! So there was plenty of food, water and cotton candy for everyone! Yum!
Friends Katelyn and Owen getting ready for the big ride!
Sunflowers for our little sunflower!
...and they`re off!
Theodore on his motorcycle
Vincent pedalling hard with his training wheels
...and our biggest boy, Samuel, racing the loop as many times as he could!
Two friends, Meranda and Alana, organized a sidewalk chalk drawing area for tired riders! So fun!
My favourite girl`s name in this photo.
The star of the show, we miss you so much sweetie.
We raised over $4000 for Ronald McDonald House Northern Alberta!