This is Team Matthew's 2nd year to join the walk. This year, Matthew's auntie, uncle, cousins and Lola (Filipino word for Grandma - aka my mom) walked with Team Matthew.
There were bounce houses and other fun activities for the kids. Matthew got a balloon fishing rod from the balloon man.
Weather-wise, this year was hotter (a high of 95°F) and more humid but that didn't stop us and hundreds of other people from showing up and walking.
Matthew kept cool with a bottle of water (drinking and pouring water all over himself). He was completely soaked by the end of the one-mile walk. No worries! He had a nice time riding in his wagon with his cousin and he had an extra set of clothes.
St. Louis Buddy Walk 2009