Monday, October 26, 2009

John Michael's Friends "Stepped Up" for Down Syndrome

Yesterday's "Step Up for Down Syndrome" walk was wonderful! The weather was perfect and we had a great turnout of almost 40 walking alongside our family.

Totally appropriate for the occasion, John Michael spent a lot of time "steppin' up" and walking on his own. He got to about 16 steps and was enjoying interacting with people.
He especially loves his Oma (Doug's mom). I love this photo of them walking slowly hand-in-hand.

Greta and her BFF holding up a poster made by the NDSC.

Many of Nic and Anna's classmates and their siblings joined us. It was great to see so many tweens and teens at the event. Thanks to Joanne for making posters. The one on the right says, "John Michael, You are something to crow about." It cracked me up because John Michael makes the funniest rooster sound.

Here's our team. John Michael rode in style in the wagon, waving a flag.

We couldn't pass up a quick photo op with his little buddies. Look how our group is growing! Gracie, Joaquin, John Michael, Gabby, Joey and Sheridan are some of the luckiest kids to be growing up together.

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  1. That is wonderful! So glad your walk was a success!

  2. it was such a beautiful day! And SIXTEEN steps? That is some kind of awesome!!

  3. What a beautiful day, isn't it great to have family and friends there to support and show their love?

  4. We loved it as well! So fun and what a wonderful outreach you did with the tweens :)!! Hey, you need to do a really special post when JM takes 21 steps :)!!!

  5. How wonderful to have so much support! I love the pic of all the little ones together.

  6. looks like a great day! love all the photos.

  7. Looks like a great day. I love all the friends sitting on the pretty quilt.

  8. Looks like a great day!
    Just saw the cute pic of John Michael on =) Very handsome! (Round 9 - 10 of 26 if you haven't seen it yet)

  9. Looks like it was a very successful walk!