Sunday, September 28, 2014

We Walk for Miles

Today was our first "Step Up For Down Syndrome" walk at Como Park.  So many family and friends joined us to support Miles and the DS community.  We walked the long route (2 miles) around Lake Como and then had lunch and hung out for awhile.  It was quite the event!!  Face painting, bounce houses, vendors, food and beautiful weather! 

We saw so many people who have clearly done this a lot before, as they got there way earlier and set up their own tents, chairs, etc.  We're already planning our event for next year!  We also got to finally meet two other sweet girls, Kate and Amelia. They too were born with DS within the last year and we've connected with them through friends or the school district.  We look forward to getting to know them better!

We ended up being the 8th team to raise the most money, almost $1,500!  We are proud to help such a great LOCAL cause that we personally see the benefits of.  We went to the "New Parent" tent and got a personalized gift bag with snacks, book, and calendar in it.  

Our shirts were great, we received lots of compliments on them.  Lots of our kids/babies sported superhero gear as well.  

We felt so much love today, I wish I could've bottled it up. Bottled it up and opened it for a day when we feel challenged, worried, and alone. Luckily, our family and friends are constants in our lives who help keep our hearts full.

Here are some pictures of the day.  To our sweet boy Miles, THESE are your wings who will help you fly. THESE are the people who see you and not a disability.  THESE are YOUR people.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

First Bible and Wednesday School

A few weeks ago,  Nolan got his bible with all the other 3 year Olds during a church service.  He was super excited,  as it was perfect timing.  His other bible was getting a bit "babyish." Tonight,  he started Sunday school,  but we chose to do Wednesdays since we go out of town often.  He was VERY  hesitant to start. Even though he goes to school full time,  he was nervous to be in a new room with new kids. We started out together in a choir, ate dinner (no cooking Wednesday nights! ) then he went to class. At the end,  they gather for kids music and worship. Blessed to be at such a fun,  child centered church.