Our bus was SUPPOSED to come at 10:32, it came by at 10:20. We watched it go by as we were walking to our stop. At the time, we didn't know it was our bus because they are SUPPOSED TO BE ON SCHEDULE!!!! So, 10:50 and we finally get on the bus. It's freezing, we're now going to be late (and we're the leaders. aghhh!!) and I can feel every single one of G's 24 lbs!!!
But we made it!
Graham's first bus ride
See, everyone is happy. :)You have got to be kidding me!! A produce truck pulls out in front is us and dumps all of this. We sit. and wait. and wait. Adri and I CANNOT.BELIEVE.THIS.IS.HAPPENING. Did I mention we were the ones coordinating this event?!!
We finally get off the bus. Oh, yeah. There is a half mile sprint to get to the park from there. And we are carrying our children. pushing strollers. carrying picnics on our backs. freezing. WHOSE IDEA WAS THIS ANYWAYS???!!!
The plan was to meet under this overpass. Guess what? 2 moms were waiting for us there. (2 moms joined us even later!) They were totally forgiving & gracious as well!
As we walk down the hill, we realize this person is front of us is snapping pictures. Ummm, wierd?! So then he comes up to us and tells us he is from the Post-Gazette and the following picture was in the paper the next day. Along with our names. Along with our Momtourage information!! We've already gotten 2 inquiries through our website!So, all is well! We got lunch! We had 6 moms and 8 kids all together and it turned out to be a wonderful time! Molly is on the right (below), who I met at the library. She in turn met Fulya, who is on the left, who is visiting from Turkey for 6 months. All of our little boys are within a couple weeks of each other!
Zephyr, Ali, Graham, Jack
But we did learn a valuable lesson. If all those things had not occured to make us late, we would have not run in to the photographer at that moment, who gave us more free publicity that we could have ever imagined!
We thank God for his ever Providential hand!