Monday, October 19, 2009

You Gotta Have Friends

Here are some great pictures of our 3rd annual Down Syndrome Buddy Walk. The weather did not cooperate with us, but that did not stop us from having fun. We just had to move the party inside (thank you Royal Oak) and then some brave souls did a short walk outside:) It is always fun to get together with our group of families.

Sweet Luke-he is not scared of me but he was getting ready to sneeze!:)

A group of girls played beauty parlor and had a ball:)

Snack time. We were so blessed that so many of our kids friends came this year. We are so fortunate in this community that people know our kids and truly love them.

Hope in her blue and yellow (our official colors) with my friend, Christy. Christy has a brother in New York with Down Syndrome and she has encouraged me so much in my parenting of David. I love to hear stories about her brother and I actually got to meet him this past summer:)

David with Mr. Carter and his son, Tanner. David loves Mr. Carter and insisted that he play Duck, Duck Goose with him.

The brave souls that walked in the freakishly cold temepratures.

The Burketts and Robinsons playing Duck Duck Goose while we set up the food and tables:)

This picture was taken before we left home for the Buddy Walk. While I put my makeup on, David read his favorite book to Hope:) She was a pretty captive audience:)

I always love our Buddy Walk and I love the group of people that come out for these events. This party is always so refreshing-EVERYONE is welcome at this event. This group of people come together for one common good-to love and support our babies with DS. David had so many special people there including his sweet teacher and lots of friends that it always is so encouraging to me. David is going to thrive when he has friends, family and teachers that are willing to be such encouragers and supporters in his life. I love small town living on days like today:)

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