Thursday, September 18, 2008

Paint The Gym Pink

In celebration of Paint The Gym Pink, a big fundraiser the Newman and ASH volleyball teams do each year to raise money for the Susan G. Komen fund, it was "pink" day at ASH. Pink day, or any non-uniform day actually, requires a bit of prep, which is why I was sort of stressed out last night. I managed to get La Luz's nails painted and find the proper "pink" clothing last night and it all came together nicely this morning when she actually agreed to let me put ponytails in her hair. The more I practice, the better I get. I still have issues with the part:

By the end of the day they look like this:

But messy or not, ponytails are the cutest, especially on the bug:

We had a great time at the game. I predicted La Luz would last under an hour considering the crowd and the noise, but she was invigorated. She spent most of the evening running around the gym chasing (and running away from) the mascot, and she even begged one of the high school girls to paint a heart on her cheek. This is something that is very out of character. At least, I think it is out of character. I haven't ever asked her if she wanted her face painted. I just assumed she didn't because I have never liked having my face painted. Either way, it was pretty cute:

I am curious to find out how much money they raised. I am not sure if I will be up when Christian gets home. We left before the varsity game started and before long La Luz and I will both be asleep.


Christian said...

Hey Jules,
The prelim count on the money is 29,000.

Very impressive for a high school fundraiser!


Kitty Brown said...

Wow -- congrats, Christian! That's a huge number.

Anonymous said...

Are you aware that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month? I wish more people would recognize this.