Saturday, October 30, 2010

31 for 21, Day 30: Buddy Walk

This morning was both the Sharing Down Syndrome's Buddy Walk and DS Network's Step up for Down Syndrome walk.  Both organizations are here in the valley and both do their major fundraising events around the same time.  It's unfortunate that they both pretty much fall on the same day.  But it is what it is. And so we just try our best to support the work they do.

We had to make a decision on which we would go to this year and the deciding factor was nap time.  The Buddy walk was earlier and better coincided with Maya's schedule.  Although we did major fundraising for the Step Up walk,  it just wasn't possible for us to go to it.  By the way, I'm happy to report that Maya and her dada are both tucked away and sleeping well.  I'm sure they are both exhausted from all the activities. 

Although we didn't get to see a ton of people we knew we did get so see some of our peeps. The coolest thing was when a mom came over to us and said, "Is that Maya?".  I was thinking, Wow,  Maya is already famous.  She's a mom that I am friends with via facebook.  I am so glad she recognized Maya.  She and her husband have two beautiful children, one blessed with a little something extra .  It was so wonderful to meet them in person.  We are automatic friends because of our little one's extra chromie.  I do feel very lucky to be a part of it all.

Maya checking out Barney

The walk starts.  Maya in her new wagon.

Waving to her peeps.

Getting a ride.

After our long walk it's time for ice cream!

A very happy Maya.

A hug for a new friend.

Sweet pea!

Hanging out with our friends.

Sandy and Maya.

Making some music.  
Maya and me chillin'.

More huggies!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I'm so glad you had such a great time!!!!! I wish we'd been able to see each other, but hopefully next year they'll do them on different days again...