A Little Something Extra

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Micah walked in the SUDS walk!

Today we walked in our first Step Up for Down Syndrome walk in St. Paul.  It was a glorious day!  The weather couldn't have been better.  And we had a great group walking in Micah's Mob, including family (Oma), babysitters and PCA's, Micah's pediatrician (and her son), and wonderful friends.

I don't know how many people were there.  Maybe 7,000?  And Micah... I think somehow he figured out that this was his day to shine.
So he tolerated music and people talking on a PA system.  He laughed... and made others laugh.
He played ball.

He walked (a bit).

And then he didn't walk, but the rest of us did.

And then... he fell asleep before the walk around the lake was completed.  And he slept there in that stroller for about and hour and a half.

His brothers wanted to share the stroller... sort of.

But mostly, they had fun playing with the Stomp Rocket that Nathan got for his birthday (there will be a birthday post coming soon).

One of the wonderful things about a day like this is that you get to meet lots of fun people.  Some of you know Leah.  I had the privilege of meeting her and Axel.  What a sweet boy! (and he enjoyed the Stomp Rocket with the other boys).  I finally met Will and his mom, Tracy, who has prayed many prayers for our little warrior boy.  We were able to see many of our friends in our local parent group.
We shared some space (tent, food, etc) with Team Violet (her mom is Karen).  Violet is such a cutie patootie!

And I got a snuggle with Amazing Gracie.  Remember when I shared about her heart journey?  Last year, her family and friends walked in the walk while Gracie was still in utero.  What a testimony to God's grace that she was there with a huge crew this year.

We are so blessed that Micah has so many people who love him.

(for those of you taking notes.... no, he didn't wear his glasses much today... we put them away the first time they hit the grass because I really don't have time to deal with a full replacement right now)

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

Yayyyy, Micah!

Thanks for all the great pics!