A Little Something Extra

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

31for21: SUDS walk

The Step Up for Down Syndrome walk was held in St. Paul on Sunday. It was a spectacular day: 80+ degrees in MN is not common. I didn't do much in the way of organizing our team this year. Mark was out of town. And the walk always comes soon after Nathan's birthday.
But we did manage to assemble a good group in orange.

Micah's church helper, Susie, joined us this year, along with the owner of our favorite local toy store and her daughter. And our pediatrician brought her family. Our neighbors came. And one of Nathan's good friends and his family.

But see this next photo for an example of why we love our district's inclusion preschool:
This is Micah with his friend, Cate. She's the tallest in the class. Yes, they're the same age. I was so excited when I heard from Cate's mom that their family would be joining us for the walk. How amazing!

It took a while for her to find us, but Micah's para from school came too:

We couldn't convince Batman to wear orange.

Micah had to take some breaks. And he spent at least the second half of the walk with the iPhone.

Remember Gracie? Her family had one of the largest groups at the walk. Gracie died five months ago. Here's a photo of Micah with Gracie's four-month-old brother, Mickey.

It was really hot. So a lot of ice cream was consumed.

 All tuckered out

Thanks so much to everyone who walked and donated.


Jonathan said...

Love the pictures! What a special day.

Vicki J. said...

I can't believe that I didn't run into you or Carrie there -but it was a great day and such beautiful weather!! We were so blessed to be a part of it!

Vicki (Kannons Crusaders)